International Business Ethics (ILV)


Course lecturer:

FH-Prof. Dr.

 Dietmar Brodel


FH-Prof. Mag. Dr.

 Dietmar Sternad , BSc MBA

Course numberM4.05170.33.231
Course codeIntBusEt
Semester of degree program Semester 3
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction English

Upon completion of this course, students will:
understand the basic concepts and theories of ethics
familiarize themselves with ethical issues of doing business in an international context
identify different stakeholder views on ethical issues
discuss ethical issues with coherent arguments
be able to evaluate options and dilemmas in decision situations from an ethics perspective

The importance of ethics in an international business environment
Cultural differences in ethics
Ethical questions in international business (e.g. human rights, labor conditions, corruption, environmental issues)
Developing an ethics program
Different ethical dilemmas in international business

Ferrell, O.C./Fraedrich, J./Ferrel, L. (2010). Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases. Mason, OH: South Western Cengage Learning

Mitchell, C. (2003). A Short Course in International Business Ethics: Combining Ethics and Profits in Global Business. World Trade Press.

Lecture& discussion, case studies