Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability

Business and Economics

About this course

Relevance of ethical and moral questions in business life. Theoretical approaches to business ethics - teleological and deontological theories. Virtue ethics. Ethical issues in labour relations. Consumer ethics. Ethical dimensions of socially responsible marketing. Ethics in IT. Corporate Social Responsibility. Ethics and management, ethics instruments (code of ethics, social reports, ethics audit); framework for making ethical decisions. Sustainable marketing strategy; global problems and opportunities; sustainable marketing-mix.

NB! This course will take place in autumn semester 2024/2025 which starts on 2nd of September and ends 26th of January (you can find that information under Start date section). The real course start and end dates will be announced at the beginning of September at the latest.

Learning outcomes

The student:

  • knows the theoretical foundations of ethics and business ethics, the main principles of corporate social responsibility and the relationship between market economy and business ethics;
  • is able to analyse and solve ethical dilemmas by applying a framework for making ethical decision;
  • understands the principles of socially responsible businesses and the scope of sustainable marketing;
  • knows the role of sustainability in international operations.


Final assessment can consist of one test/assignment or several smaller assignments completed during the whole course. After declaring a course the student can re-sit the exam/assessment once. Assessment can be graded or non-graded. For specific information about the assessment process please get in touch with the contact person of this course. For specific information about grade transfer please contact your home university


lectures, exercises

Additional information

  • Credits
    ECTS 6
  • Level
  • Contact hours per week
  • Instructors
    Eliis Salm
  • Mode of instruction
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  • Start date

    2 September 2024

    • Ends
      26 January 2025
    • Term *
      Fall semester 2024
    • Instruction language
    • Register between
      14 May - 29 Jul 2024
    Only 7 days to enrol
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These offerings are valid for students of DTU (Denmark)