Ethics in a Digital World


Course Objective

- Knowledge of the normative business ethical theories and concepts and
ability to apply these on the concrete issues in the field of digital
business and innovation.

- Be able to explore academic debates in Business Ethics applied to
Digital Business & Innovation.

- Be able to reflect on ethical dilemmas and societal implications
related to Digital Business & Innovation

Course Content

Are digital innovations inherently good for business? What about for
society? What competing values are at stake when digital technologies
connect us in new ways? What decisions need to be made when a new
invention opens up unprecedented opportunities to help, but also to
harm? In this course, we explore ethical and moral theories and learn to
apply them to contemporary phenomena in the world of business and
digital innovation. By the end of the course, students should be
familiar with ethical debates and be able to apply a range of
perspectives in order to show different ways of analysing the potential
and actual impacts of digital innovations in a business setting.

Teaching Methods


Method of Assessment



Course literature will be announced via Canvas

Target Audience

This course is only open for students in the Digital Business and
Innovation programme

Recommended background knowledge

Courses of the programme Digital Business and Innovation of Period 1 and

General Information

Course Code E_BA_EDW
Credits 3 EC
Period P3
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator dr. E.W. Hafermalz
Examiner dr. E.W. Hafermalz
Teaching Staff mr. dr. ir. L.M.M. Royakkers

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Study Group, Lecture