365-1067-00L  (Un)ethical Decision Making: Alternative and Critical Thinking in Management

Semester Autumn Semester 2017
Lecturers A. Vaccaro
Periodicity yearly course
Language of instruction English
Comment Exclusively for MAS MTEC students (third semester).

Limited number of participants: a minimum of 10 persons and a maximum of 40 persons.

Please register by 06.09.2017 at the latest via myStudies.


Abstract This course is about decision making processes in complex situations involving financial, relational and ethical problems. First, it provides fundamental tools for addressing problematic situations.
Second, it discusses how stakeholders' ethical expectations and social responsibility issues can be effectively implemented and integrated in organizational systems and strategic planning processes.
Objective - Become familiar with tools and procedures to prevent, identify and resolve corporate fraud and crime in organizations
- Understanding the mutual relationship between financial, relational and ethical drivers in managerial decision making
- Become familiar with tools and procedures to prevent and resolve corporate crises and scandals
- Understanding the opportunities associated with the corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement and how to integrate CSR in organizational and strategic planning
- Create an effective CSR strategic planning process to successfully develop and implement a CSR package
- Understand a variety of strategic CSR planning tools
- Become familiar with creating deep destructive change in pursuit of dual economic and social value
Content - Fraud and corruption in organizations
- Crisis management
- Personnel problems: Preventing and managing mobbing and sexual harassment
- Global criminal networks
Lecture notes Most classes are taught through a series of mini-cases and notes that represent real management decisions.

Some classes are complemented with readings from prominent media resources, guest speakers and experimental exercises.
Literature This course is based on mini-cases that will be distributed during the classes.
Prerequisites / Notice No Pre-course preparation as requirement.
This is an interactive course.