Ethics and Sustainability

The School of Business and Economics offers many possibilities for students to learn more about ethics and sustainability, and to gain hands-on experience.

There are two ways in which ethics and sustainability is integrated in our curriculum. First, we incorporate relevant ethics and ESG aspects wherever relevant, even if the main focus of the class is on a different topic. The class highlights the ethics and sustainability aspects of traditional economic theories. Secondly, we offer specific classes focusing on ethics and sustainability. Please see below for an overview of all classes at the bachelor and master level.

Last but not least, many of our student initiatives work on social and environmental topics. For example the student group "Weitblick" aims to improve education for children and young adults around the world, in particular in developing countries.

The School of Business and Economics offers the following classes in the areas of ethics and sustainability:

At Bachelor-level:

  • Business Ethics (Lecture/Tutorial), can be chosen in: Business Administration, Economics, Information Systems, Politics and  Economics, Economics and Law, Economics (Joint B.A.)
  • Energy Economics (Lecture/Tutorial), can be chosen in: Business Administration, Economics, Politics and Economics, Economics and Law, Economics (Joint B.A., starting Winter 2018/19)
  • Resource Economics (Lecture/Tutorial), can be chosen in: Business Administration, Economics, Politics and Economics, Economics and Law, Economics (Joint B.A., starting Winter 2018/19)
  • Environmental and Climate Change Economics (Seminar), can be chosen in: Business Administration, Economics, Politics and Economics, Economics and Law, Economics (Joint B.A., starting Winter 2018/19)
  • Ethics in the World of Information Infrastructure (Seminar), can be chosen in: Information Systems

At Master-level:

  • The Dark Side of Technology (Seminar), can be chosen in: Information Systems
  • History of Economics (Lecture), can be chosen in: Business Administration (Minor Economics), Economics
  • Advanced Energy and Resource Economics (Seminar), can be chosen in: Business Administration (Minor Economics), Economics
  • Environmental Economics (Lecture/Tutorial), can be chosen in: Business Administration (Minor Economics), Economics
  • Climate Change Economics (Lecture/Tutorial), can be chosen in: Business Administration (Minor Economics), Economics
  • Corporate Governance and Responsible Business Practices (Lecture/Tutorial), can be chosen in: Business Administration, Economics, Information Systems
  • Research  Seminar in Finance: Socially responsible Investing (Seminar), can be chosen in: Business Administration
  •  Selected  Topics in Finance: Socially responsible Investing (Lecture/Tutorial), can be chosen in Business Administration
  • Business Ethics and Normative Economics (Lecture/Tutorial), can be chosen in Business Administration, Economics, Public Policy