50905 Principled Leadership: Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This course consists of two related modules that consider ethics and corporate social responsibility, respectively, from the perspective of organizational leaders. The two modules are designed to prepare students to lead ethical and responsible organizations that are consistent with their values. Each module draws extensively upon social science theory and empirical evidence to inform individual-specific perspectives on ethicality and responsibility. Students will be expected to analyze business news articles and case studies for each module. Through reflective assignments, students will develop their leadership values, styles, and methods. Each module culminates in a group exercise that reinforces the module learning objectives.


Duration: 15 until 25 July 2019
Faculty of Business and Economics, Peter Merian-Weg 6, room: S 13

Monday 15 July 2019: 09.30-12.00
Tuesday 16 July 2019: 09.30-12.00
Wednesday 17 July 2019: 09.30-12.00
Thursday 18 July 2019: 09.30-12.00

Monday 22 July 2019: 09.30-12.00
Tuesday 23 July 2019: 09.30-12.00
Wednesday 24 July 2019: 09.30-12.00
Thursday 25 July 2019: 09.30-12.00

Assessment Details

  • 10% class participation
  • 20% case analysis
  • 30% personal reflection and action plan
  • 40% final exam

The final exam will take place on Monday, 29 July 2019, 10:15, WWZ Auditorium

Recommended Prerequisites

Introduction to Economics (Einführung in die Volkswirtschaftslehre, 10130)



Prof. Chris Rider
Associate Professor of Strategy
Ross School of Business
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan