Module Overview

Business Ethics

Module Aims: Module Aims: This module is designed to provide students with an understanding and
appreciation of the growing emphasis being placed on ethics and ethical related issues in the contemporary
business and financial services environment. Students will develop intellectual and practical skills in the
acquisition, understanding, analysis and interpretation of the ethical and professional values which underpin
modern business.

Module Code

ACCF H2022

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Introduction to Business Ethics

Definition and perspectives of business ethics, status and scope of business ethics; morality and values –

Social Responsibility

Social responsibility a stakeholder orientation; social responsibility and ethics; corporate governance and stakeholders;implementing a stakeholder perspective

Legal perspectives on Ethics:

Positive obligations on the financial industry. money laundering; anti - avoidance; insider information, auditors responsibilities;fiduciary duties, breach of agency

Strategic Importance of Ethics:

Growingi Importance of ethics in business; unethical strategies and business behaviour; ethical decision-making; immoral andamoral management activity; whistle-blowing; protected disclosures. data protection regulations and its application to the financialservices sector (GDPR)

Ethical Theories

relativism, utilitarianism, capitalism, socialism; legal & cultural perspectives; ethics and professions the changing environment andthe necessity of ethics

Ethical Interfaces of Business

Discussion Topics - corporate governance; corporate citizenship; stakeholder value, corporate social responsibility, environmentalawareness - business communications – ethics of business operations - marketing research and business relationships

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination70
Other Assessment(s)30