Business Ethics in Strategy and Organization


Course Objective

Academic and Research Skills:
- Apply moral philosophies to recent events and crises related to

Knowledge of Theory + Methods and Solving Complex Problems:
- Apply moral philosophies to recent events and crises related to

Professional Social Skills:
- Apply moral philosophies to recent events and crises related to

Horizon Beyond Professional Area:
- Understand moral philosophies.

Self-Reflective Professional:
- Students are responsible for doing their own research on moral
strategic questions based on interviews, news media or professional

Course Content

Established corporations have begun to put people over profits. But what
underlies this strategic change? Moral philosophies offer guidance about
new ways of doing business. In Business Ethics in Strategy &
Organization we learn about major challenges that urge businesses to
rethink capitalism, and we learn about new business models that are put
forward to tackle societal problems. The lectures and seminars address
different moral philosophies, and different business models such as
circular economy and stakeholder theory. The teaching period consists of
two parts:

1. An Introduction to Business Ethics and moral philosophy
2. An Introduction to ethical business models.

After this course students should be better able to make informed
decisions about strategic and organizational issues. It thus prepares
students for the organizational challenges that await them, and helps
with finding solutions to strategic issues.

Teaching Methods

Lectures, tutorials

Method of Assessment

group assignment, individual assignment

Entry Requirements

Students should have passed an academic bachelor course in Ethics. If
not, they should have read M.J. Sandel (2010), Justice: What is the
right thing to do? New York:FSG


A selection of resources will be published in the course

Target Audience

this course is obligatory for students in Strategy & Organization

Explanation Canvas

communication with the course coordinator goes via canvas.

Recommended background knowledge

Strategy courses from period 1-3

General Information

Course Code E_BA_BESO
Credits 3 EC
Period P4
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator dr. K.J.P. Quintelier MA MSc.
Examiner dr. K.J.P. Quintelier MA MSc.
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture, Study Group
Target audiences

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