YJOS4140 Cases in Business Ethics (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



• Ethics management tools, processes, standards
• Ethical dilemmas and decision-making
• Ethical problems in business
• Ethics and leadership: how to keep integrity in turbulent times
• Gender, careers and ethics: diversity management in local and global contexts
• Company-stakeholder relationship: cross-cultural perspective

Completion methods

Contact teaching course: Spring term, 3 and/or 4 perioid. The study methods of the contact teaching course are specified in the study program annually.

Assessment details

Accepted completion of the designated assignments. The assessment criteria of the course is specified in the study program annually.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
• recognize and critically reflect ethical dimensions of organizational life,
• analyze, evaluate and solve ethical problems in business through theoretical frameworks,
• take a role as a moral decision-maker in ethically challenging situations and participate constructively in a moral dialogue at a group level,
• create proposals and argue for how ethics can be promoted by management practices and leadership activities.

Description of prerequisites

Bachelor level studies in management and/or leadership; for exchange students at least two bachelor level courses in the following topics: management, leadership, business ethics, corporate social responsibility.

Study materials

The study materials of the course are specified in the study program annually.


  • Pučėtaitė, R. (ed.) 2012. Cases in Organizational Ethics. Nordic Baltic Ethics Series vol. 2. Vilnius University. ISBN 978-609-459-142-6. Available through internet: decom.vukhf.lt/book. Literature in JYKDOK: http://minerva.lib.jyu.fi/url/YJOS276.
  • http://minerva.lib.jyu.fi/url/YJOS276.

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item