31 July 2021
Ethics for Business and Society
Have you ever wondered how morality influences decision making in business and society? How free access health services decide between the cost of medicine, versus life-altering benefits? Or how a charity, overwhelmed by need decides who to help first? This module will provide an introduction to applied ethics.
You will consider real world decision making and ethical challenges faced by businesses and society. Ethical theory will include consequentialist theories such as utilitarianism and deontological theories such as Kantian ethics. You will also consider virtue theory, as derived from Aristotle and Confucius. You will develop practical skills in decision making and learn how to apply ethical theories to real life case studies in businesses.
This will include a range of sectors including law, engineering, the charity sector and healthcare. Upon completion of the module you will be able to critically evaluate ethical theories. You will be able to apply these theories with particular reference to real-life business case studies.
Please note, the Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks (3 - 31 July 2021). You can choose to study with us for two weeks or for the full four-week programme. Each module lasts two weeks so you study one module if you choose to attend for two weeks and two modules if you choose to attend for four weeks.
Students will develop a broad understanding of the range of issues that businesses and society face in the 21st century, alongside practical skills in decision-making and the application of ethical theories to real-world problems.
The module is worth 10 Leeds credits = 5 ECTS. You can transfer the credits earned back to your home degree subject to approval.
GBP 1820: Includes tuition, accommodation, breakfast and lunch, Monday - Friday, academic field trip, weekend cultural excursions, social programme and premium gym membership.
Scholarships worth £500 are available for students with good academic standing to help pay your fees. You can apply as part of your application to LISS.