Ethics in Business

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDBU1065 MGNT (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

GDBU1065 will use an integrated interdisciplinary approach to teach business ethics. An integrated interdisciplinary approach highlights the importance of cognitive development in which students are given ample opportunities to experience the world through a variety of perspectives. In theory, the more connections students have with a concept, the better their chance to apply the knowledge to the real world situation. It infuses business education with moral theory and moral reasoning to help students analyze and explore the ethical dimensions/dilemmas that modern managers face.

Moreover, the course will present a broad spectrum of moral decision-making frameworks and show how they can be applied to functional business settings such as general management, human resources management, accounting, marketing and finance. Fundamental tenets for effective decision making such as morality, legality, responsibility, utilitarianism, rights and justice will be covered. The course will aim to enhance students’ ethical awareness and sensitivity, and to facilitate the development of a sense of moral judgment and obligation. Emphasis will be placed on applying moral thinking to solve real business problems facing business professionals in Hong Kong.


Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.