An-Institut der Stiftung Weltethos
an der Universität Tübingen

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Management and Ethics

DozentInProf. Dr. theol. lic. phil. Peter G. Kirchschläger
VeranstaltungsartBlockseminar, Masterveranstaltung
Wochentag/ UhrzeitFreitag, 26.01.2024 09.30-17.30 Uhr
Samstag, 27.01.2024 09.30-17.30 Uhr
Sonntag, 28.01.2024 09.30-17.30 Uhr
Ort          Weltethos-Institut, Hintere Grabenstraße 26, 72070 Tübingen
Voraussetzungen/ ZielgruppeMasterstudierende
Leistungsnachweis/ Prüfungsform
Aktive Teilnahme, Referat, Hausarbeit
3-6 ECTS
AnmeldungTo register, please send an email including your name, date and place of birth, student number, and address to Please also indicate your major concentration and how many semesters of study you have completed.
Anmeldefrist06. Oktober 2023
Max. TeilnehmerInnenzahl25


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In the VUCA world (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity), management has to find the right path facing volatility, uncertainty, as well as complex and ambiguous environments. At the same time, ethics itself is highly complex due to the plurality of ethics and because it goes far beyond following rules and respecting norms. Managers need an even stronger basis of values, ethics and principles to work, partner and collaborate.

What should a manager do? What should a manager not do? Where can a manager find ethical orientation while struggling with these questions? Which ethical guidelines could inform a manager’s decision-making process? How can a manager assess if an action, a decision, or a behavior is fair to the own organization as well as to all parties involved? Which challenges to management ethics need to be mastered? How can these challenges be overcome from an ethical standpoint?

The seminar “Management and Ethics” will address these and similar topics. The learning outcomes for this seminar are:

• To enable participants to develop the skills to manage with a strong foundation of values, principles and ethics;

• To understand the requirements for an ethical justification of ethical values, principles, and norms;

• To apply the requirements for an ethical justification of their own values, principles, and norms;

• To enable participants to create a clear ethical management-approach at personal, team, and organizational levels.

Das Seminar kann für den Kernbereich der Module 1 und 2 des Zertifikats “Weltethos in Unternehmen und Organisationen“ angerechnet werden.