Business Ethics in Leadership and Change Management


Course Objective

After this course students are expected to:
Be able to recognize general academic debates in ethics, and apply these
insignts to Leadership and Change Management topic areas (Knowledge of

Be able to evaluate the research methods used in studies on normative
ethical questions in Leadership and Change Management, and are able to
conduct their own research on such questions based on interviews,
content analysis and conceptual analysis (Academic and Research Skills).

Be able to suggest action when moral dilemmas occur in the context of
Leadership and Change Management (Solving Complex Business Problems).

Be able to relate to stakeholder interests beyond your interest as
leader or change Manager in person (Horizon Beyond Professional Area)

Able to self-reflect on ethical dilemma’s related to Leadership and
Change Management, that you have experienced during the master program
(Self-Reflective Professional)

Course Content

The course business ethics in Leadership and Change Management aims at
writing a paper on the ethical aspects of leadership and change
management. The lectures deal with the basic business ethical theories
and concepts , the seminars address different ethical issues LCM
managers may encounter and explores ways to act on them. After this
course students should be able to understand where these ethical issues
within LCM originate from, and how LCM managers can respond. It thus
prepares students for the ethical challenges that await them, and helps
with finding ways to act on them.

Teaching Methods

Lectures and seminars (WC's)

Entry Requirements

M.J. Sandel (2010), Justice: What is the right thing to do? New York:
A course on (business) ethics in your bachelor program might also do as
required pre knowledge.


Required Reading: Articles
For more details, see Canvas.

Recommended background knowledge

Leadership and Change Management courses from the previous periods

General Information

Course Code E_BA_BELCM
Credits 3 EC
Period P4
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator prof. dr. J.F.D.B. Wempe
Examiner prof. dr. J.F.D.B. Wempe
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Study Group, Lecture
Target audiences

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