6029 Specialization in Business Administration Course III - Ethics for Management, Organiszations and Society - Values and Organization
PD Dr. Stephan Leixnering, Clarissa Ruth Marie Schott, MSc.
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/21/24 to 02/25/24
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 04/09/24 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM D4.0.127
Tuesday 04/16/24 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D4.0.136
Tuesday 04/23/24 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM D2.0.342 Teacher Training Raum
Tuesday 04/30/24 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM D2.0.382
Tuesday 05/28/24 08:00 AM - 11:30 AM D2.0.326
Tuesday 06/04/24 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM D2.0.326
Tuesday 06/11/24 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM D2.0.326
Tuesday 06/18/24 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM D2.0.326

In general terms, values account for what is good, desirable, or worthwhile. Organizations are inherently intertwined with values at multiple levels. Values provide the common ground of a society which organizations need to respect. In addition, values are distinctive of the roles that particular forms of organizations (such business firms, charities, or state agencies) have and the interests they consider accordingly. Moreover, values define what is distinctive about organizations and therefore account for their individual identities. The goal of this course is to illuminate the crucial part that values play in organizational life.

Learning outcomes

Students will learn about:

  • Competing logics that organizations follow when considering society-level values such as societal responsibility, sustainability, or gender equality (business vs. moral case)
  • The legitimate interests of multiple constituents that organizations have to take into account
  • How values can help coordinate people within organizations and facilitate collaboration among organizations
  • How values relate to central organizational themes such as (good) governance, purpose, and decision-making
Attendance requirements

  • Presence during the sessions is mandatory.
  • For reasons listed in the Prüfungsordnung der WU a maximum of 20% of the time may be missed. Possible reasons include illness, accidents etc.
Teaching/learning method(s)

In this course, different forms of teaching and learning are combined to achieve the learning outcomes, including lectures by the course instructors, individual preparation of readings, and interactive group discussions.


The overall assessment of student performance is based on the combined total of the weighted assessments of the following performance components:

  • Preparation of literature and active contribution to discussions (group assessment, 25%)
  • Learning questions after each course unit (individual assessment, 30%)
  • Written exam (individual assessment, 45%)

Grades  Points
    1         90-100
    2         80-89
    3         70-79
    4         60-69
    5           0-59


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Last edited: 2024-05-13