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Why study this course?

Business ethics is considered to be at the foundation of responsible business. The recent international surves and reports indicate that the ethical businesses are making more impact and, therefore, gaining better acceptability by the different stakeholder sections. On the other hand, ethical failure of many leading multinational corporations has adversely impacted them and led towards the closure. The current course is taught by some of the leading global scholars and practitioners in the field. The course covers practical ethical dilemmas and case analysis of the selected companies. The course not only provides the understanding of the ethical issues but also helps in developing the skills to lead the businesses ethically, particularly with focus on ethical analysis of business decisions and actions. In addition to developing much sought after skills of ethical leadership, the course also opens a new career opportunity in the growing domain of ethics compliance management.

Who should take this course?

This programme is designed for:

• Early career professionals in business, NGO and public sector organisations

• Researchers and students with an interest in sustainability

• Trainers, consultants and members of academia

How will you learn?

  • Live learning from an expert faculty
  • Learning from an industry expert
  • Committed support team
  • High-tech learning platform
  • Form discussion for peer-to-peer learning
  • Integrated assignments
  • Breakout rooms
  • Questions and answers
  • Writing skills
  • Flexible learning

What will the student experience?

The programme prepares learners to address ethical dilemmas related to practical business situations. Through a combination of pedagogies, including the case-study, ethical dilemma and scenario analysis, participants will have the opportunity to work on the practical ethical issues in different business settings. Course participants will also gain a complete understanding of designing ethical codes of conduct and managing ethical compliances.

Please note that this course is only available to Postgraduate students and members of the staff at BSBI. If you are a current student or staff, please email admin@berlinsbi.com.

Delivery: Blended (on campus and online)

Duration: 6 Days (4 - 6 hours per day)

Campus: Berlin

Degree awarded by: Berlin School of Business and Innovation


  • €1,320 for non-BSBI students
  • Free for BSBI students on academic degree programmes
Programme Structure

During the program, learners will explore the following modules:

1. Understanding Ethical Issues: This module explores the theoretical perspectives in analysing ethical consequences of the business decisions.

2. Ethical Decision Making: This module helps in understanding and applying the methodologies for making ethical decisions.

3. Ethical Conduct in Organizations: This module helps in understanding and analyzing the different aspects of developing an ethical code of conduct in given organisations settings.

4. Ethics Compliance: This module enhances commencing in managing the ethics compliance programmes in the organisations.

5. Emerging Issues in Ethics: This module highlights the emerging international issues related to ethical conduct in organisations.


  1. Identifying ethical issues in organisations Evidence-based scenario development involving some ethical dilemmas in any organizational context.
  2. Ethical Decision Making: Analysis of corporate decisions by applying different analytical frameworks; and comparing the outcomes.
  3. Ethical Conduct in Organisations: Based on secondary sources data analysis, identification issues related to ethical conduct in the organisations.
  4. Ethics Compliance: Analysis of main compliance management related issues across different organisational contexts.


Learning outcomes

• Understand the ethical issues in the functioning of different corporations

• Analyse ethical issues in different business decision situations

• Assess the impact and ethical consequences of different business decision alternatives

• Demonstrate the skills required for developing ethics codes and compliance programmes in an organisation


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