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MN5513   Ethics, Organisations and Management

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not available to the Banking and Finance Postgraduate Programme.

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module develops students' understanding of the ethical issues surrounding management and organisations. The module is arranged around five core themes, representing the practical problems that face managers and organisations: How should we understand capitalism? What is the purpose of a corporation? Can managers be moral beings? Can markets be ethical? How should wealth be distributed? We approach these themes from philosophical, sociological, and organisational perspectives, developing students' understanding of the issues through theoretical analysis, case studies and extensive discussion. As these and similar questions are addressed, students will be encouraged to reflect and draw upon their own experiences of organisational life as issues are analysed, challenged, researched, evaluated and assessed.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Lectures and seminars.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr S F Mansell
Module teaching staff: Dr S Mansell, Dr P Roscoe