Leeds, United Kingdom

Ethics for Business and Society

online course
when 19 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 900

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 ethics.

You'll 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'll also consider virtue theory. You'll 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'll be able to critically evaluate ethical theories. You'll 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 (5 - 30 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.

Course leader

Stacey Mottershaw

Target group

Undergraduate/Bachelor students

Course aim

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.

Credits info

5 EC
The module is worth 10 Leeds credits = 5 ECTS. You can transfer the credits earned back to your home degree subject to approval.

Fee info

GBP 900: The fee includes high quality tuition delivered by University of Leeds staff, dedicated time with your tutor each week, all learning materials and software needed for the programme, access to digital University library resources, support to help you get the most out of studying online, academic skills support services, a full social and cultural programme as well as wellbeing and support services.

Scholarships

Scholarships worth £300 for the full four week programme or £150 for a two week block. Scholarships are available for students with good academic standing to help pay your fees. You can apply as part of your application to LISS.