Business Ethics in context - MBA module Business & IT

September 9,2024
3 x 2 days
6-8 uur per week (excl. colleges)
€ 7,145.- (VAT exempt)

Business Ethics in context

What pays, what is allowed and what is right? Companies operate on the market, they are bound by laws, and are expected to act ethically. Seemingly straightforward, this situation is actually full of paradoxes and dilemmas; what is profitable is not always ethical and what is morally right is not necessarily legal. Our module Business Ethics in context helps you recognize and explore the interfaces between these three fields (Market, Law and Ethics), allowing you to better understand the social role and responsibilities of your organization.

  • Content matching the participants' work practice.
  • Developing by learning from each other.
  • Create your very own MBA and determine your own pace

What will you get out of it? 

  • Knowledge about how to mix the fields of marketing, law and ethics to create new combinations for positioning your organization
  • Capacities in Responsible leadership, to deal with complex social issues in organisational context
  • Qualitative Research skills and improved academic writing
  • A certificate that proves you have successfully completed the module

What are you going to do?

Business-society relationships are multidimensional and often complex. They involve multiple stakeholders and multiple perspectives. In the module we will develop and practice a method of approaching such complex issues by looking at them from three perspectives:

  • Market (is it profitable?)
  • Law (is it allowed?)
  • Ethics (is it the good thing to do?)

Business problems don't come neatly rubberstamped as 'marketing'-problems or 'ethical'-issues. It is part of the manager's competence to figure out what type of problem (s)he is dealing with in the first place. Complex problems are multi-faceted and multi-layered. How to scrutinize the legal aspects of a problem? How to be sensitive to the business opportunities of ethical and social problems?

Overall the special ‘take away’ of this module is the integrative approach. The module aims at helping managers to become broad-minded and to approach business problems in a multi-disciplinary way.

Our interactive classes stimulate you to combine theory and practice, and discuss a variety of ethical themes. A group research project will help improve your insights in qualitative research methodology and help you improve your capacity for evidence based decision making.

There are three blocks of two days, containing:

  • Introductions to the three institutions of the market, law and business ethics, focusing on the market and ethics
  • In depth lectures on IT ethics, management of integrity, contracts law, ethical leadership.
  • Guided class room discussions
  • Peer review session, preparing you to write the final paper for the module

    Create your own MBA

    We understand combining work, study and personal life can be quite a challenge. That is why we have developed a modular MBA program. You create your own MBA and follow one or more modules or a complete MBA (containing a minimum of two track modules (specializations), six basic modules, the international study trip and the MBA thesis).

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    Admission and application

    To be eligible for the module Business Ethics in context you need:

    • At least five years of strategic experience as a manager, executive, entrepreneur or in an otherwise influential position.
    • A bachelor’s or master’s degree or a demonstrable equivalent ability.
    • Good command of English.

    Apply now

    Have you become excited about Nyenrode's module Business Ethics in context? Apply now. After your application has been received, we will send you an email outlining what we need to complete your registration.



    Is this your first module?
    Then mark down in your calendar the Introduction Meeting for new participants, it will be on August 30th, 2024 from 15:00 - 18:00 (exclusive dinner).

    Block 1:
    September 9, 2024 - 09:00-22:00 (incl. dinner)
    September 10, 2024 - 09:00-17:00

    Block 2:
    October 7, 2024- 09:00-22:00 (incl. dinner)
    October 8, 2024 - 09:00-17:00

    Block 3:
    November 25, 2024 - 09:00-22:00 (incl. diner)
    November 26, 2024 - 09:00-17:00

    Application deadline: August 20, 2024

    What are the costs?

    Your investment for this module is €7,145.-. This amount is exempt from VAT and includes access to all of Nyenrode's physical and virtual student facilities as well as food and drink on course days. Hotel accommodations are not included in the price and can be booked separately.

    All amounts and terms are indicative (excluding additional costs, unless otherwise stated) and subject to periodic changes.