Short Title:Business Ethics
Full Title:Business Ethics
Module Code:ETHC H3000
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Finance, banking, insurance
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Christine Nangle
Module Author:Patricia Morris
Module Description:Module Aims: Module Aims: This module is designed to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of the growing emphasis being placed on ethics and ethical related issues in the contemporary business and financial services environment. Students will develop intellectual and practical skills in the acquisition, understanding, analysis and interpretation of the ethical and professional values which underpin modern business.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Comprehend theories of ethical philosophy and perspectives on ethics
LO2 Discuss the strategic importance of business and marketing ethics for contemporary organizations including the financial services sector.
LO3 Evaluate ethical issues in relation to managerial decision-making and interpret and asses moral and ethical dilemmas from the perspective of a finance professional.
LO4 Critically analyse the increasing ethical pressures affecting the business environment
LO5 Consider ethical issues and apply ethical reasoning within the financial services sector.
LO6 Demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues in different scenarios. Develop the ability to understand the requirements and obligations placed on the financial services industry through self regulating codes of ethics and Legislation.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment The continuous assessment will take the form of a group / individual project - A number of options will be considered, for example the analysis of a case study regarding an ethical scenario in a business environment. Alternatively an evaluation of ethical cases from a stakeholder/s view, or assessment of ethical issues such as but not limited to - environment, corruption, illegality. or the formulation of an ethical strategy. The student will be required to demonstrate an understanding of the ethical pressures and complexities that reflect on business.   30.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 70.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Reading & Study - Students are expected to read business sections of main newspapers and business focused periodicals. Students should also identify and read complimentary and/or contradictory peer reviewed academic papers related to material presented. 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Reading & Study - Students are expected to read business sections of main newspapers and business focused periodicals. Students should also identify and read complimentary and/or contradictory peer reviewed academic papers related to material presented. 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Ferrell, O.C., Fraedrich, J. & Ferrell, L, Business Ethics: Ethical Decision-making & Cases, 6th Latest Ed., Houghton-Mifflin Boston
  • Fisher, C. & Lovell, A, Business Ethics & Values, Latest Ed., Prentice Hall London
  • Schlegelmilch, B., Marketing Ethics: An International Perspective, Latest Ed., Thompson Business Press London
Recommended Book Resources
  • Ferrell, O.C. & Ferrell, L, Business & Society, 2nd. Latest Ed., Houghton-Mifflin TX
  • Singer, P. (Ed.), A Companion to Ethics, Latest Ed., Blackwell Publishing Oxford
  • Parker, M, Ethics & Organisations, Latest Ed., Sage Publications London
  • Thompson, A.A., Strickland, A.J. & Gamble, J.E., Crafting & Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage, Latest 14th Ed., McGraw-Hill Irwin New York
  • Chryssides, G.D. & Kaler, J.H. 1993, An Introduction to Business Ethics, Chapman & Hall London
  • Mackie, J.L. 1990, Ethics: Inventing Right & Wrong, Penguin Books London
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_BAACC_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting & Finance 5 Mandatory
TA_BACCT_D (1 year add on) Bachelor of Business in Accounting & Finance 5 Mandatory
TA_BAACC_D Bachelor of Business in Accounting & Finance 5 Mandatory