Ethics & Business

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ethics & Business

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course description

    The course introduces students to the ethical dimensions of business activities in contemporary capitalism and of competing ethical claims relating to such activities.

    Learning and teaching methods

    20 hours of lectures (10 x 2 hours)

    Course texts

    There are a host of texts on ethics and business. The course has no recommended text as no one text covers the course?s contents. However, the following textbooks will be drawn upon to varying degrees during the course. These texts will be placed in the short loan collection of the library.

    Crane, A. and Matten, D. (2010) Business Ethics: Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization, Oxford University Press: Oxford.

    DesJardines, J. (2011) An Introduction to Business Ethics, (4th edition), McGraw-Hill: New York

    Griseri, P. and Seppala, N. (2010) Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, South-Western CENGAGE Learning: Andover.

    Harrison, M. R. (2005) An Introduction to Business and Management Ethics, Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke.

    Harrison, R., Newholm, T., and Shaw, D. S. (2005) The Ethical Consumer, Sage: London.


    An essay of 2,000 words (30%)
    A 2-hour degree exam (April/May) (70%)

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.