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A350A2000 Business Ethics, 3 cr 
Code A350A2000  Validity 01.08.2019 -
Name Business Ethics  Abbreviation Business Ethics 
Credits3 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Business and Management 

Laura Albareda 
Laura Olkkonen 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta


M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) 1



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Postdoctoral Researcher, D.Sc (Econ. & Bus. Adm) Laura Olkkonen
Associate professor, Phd Laura Albareda (edit. 4.12.2019)


Business professionals regularly face situations where they have to weigh the consequences of their decisions upon a variety of groups and individuals. These situations may include conflicting interests and values that cannot be met simultaneously. This course introduces how these situations can be approached from the perspective of central ethical theories and explores these theories with the help of contemporary cases.
This course aims for the following learning outcomes:
1. Evaluate business situations from the perspectives of different ethical theories
2. Recognize ethical challenges related to business and assess them analytically


Ethics theory, role ethics in business, ethical decision making

Teaching Methods 

Lectures and video lectures 14 h, course readings 14 h, weekly learning diary 8 h, optional workshop 4 h, independent Moodle exam and assignment 40 h.
Total hours 80 h.

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Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


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Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Final grade 0-5, evaluation 0-100 points.
Moodle exam (max 20 points), weekly learning diary (max 10 points), essay (max 70 points). To pass the course, each assignment should be completed with at least 50% of the maximum points.

Course Materials 

Course book and articles assigned via Moodle.

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