Torben Emmerling: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2022

NameMr Torben Emmerling
Affective Advisory GmbH
Löwenstrasse 2
8001 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 260 86 84
DepartmentManagement, Technology, and Economics

365-1151-00LApplied Business Ethics: From Individual to Corporate Moral Responsibility Restricted registration - show details
Exclusively for MAS MTEC students (2nd and 4th semester).
2 credits2SB. J. Bergmann, T. Emmerling
AbstractWith leadership comes responsibility. In this course we explore the ethical considerations we are facing as individuals, as managers and as an organization. We combine philosophical frameworks with latest insights on findings on human behavior. Selected guest speakers will provide insights on ethical decision making and strategies in their own field.
Objective- Understand the central questions and concepts moral philosophy and business ethics
- Realize and be able to deal with the diverse set of ethical viewpoints when making decisions (ethical issues are “not issues of right versus wrong,” but “conflicts of right versus right”)
- Understand the different contexts in which ethical decision making in business is addressed
- Reveal and assess your ethical intuitions and learn how to use ethics in business settings
ContentThis course has 3 parts. Each part is structured over one day. In part one we will begin to investigate the reasons for acting morally on the individual level. With that, this part provides a brief introduction to moral philosophy, going through classical approaches and will introduce moral agency and moral obligations. Selected readings provide the basis for this part. The second part will extend the scope of ethical consideration to the business context and to the level of an organization. This part uses insights from human behavior. Selected research papers and reports provide the basis for this part. The third part will focus on particular cases and role plays with professional actors. Overall, an open discussion and a self-discovery of the ethical aspects by the participants will be key for the interactive character of the seminar. More details on the structure and interactive elements (e.g. simulations, role plays) will follow closer to the seminar on moodle.