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English - Ethics in Management C1

Module SZ0410

This Module is offered by TUM Language Center.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2015/6 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
WS 2015/6SS 2012

Basic Information

SZ0410 is a semester module in English language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered irregularly.

This module description is valid to WS 2015/6.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h 30 h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


In this module grammatical forms are reviewed and practiced with a focus on ethical issues of management. The module includes opportunities for students to practice both written and oral communication needed in professional life, with emphasis on career skills such as decision making, negotiation and intercultural communication. Through actual case studies, the student will explore what the public and stakeholders expect of a company's management, see where ethics at various levels have been compromised and what subsequent consequences for the companies and individuals are involved.

Learning Outcome

After completion of this module students can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning; they can express themselves fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions; they can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes and they can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices. Students will be able to answer such questions as: What is business ethics? Who are the stakeholders? Why may good ethical practices not always be adhered to and what are the potentials?


Ability to begin work at the C1 level as evidenced by a placement test score in the range of 60 – 80 percent. (Please check current announcements as the exact percentages may vary each semester.)

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Learning and Teaching Methods

Communicative and skills oriented treatment of topics with use of group discussion, case studies, presentations, writing workshops, listening exercises, and pair work, etc.


Media used will include some or all of the following: film, texts, articles, interviews and audio material.


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Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Grades for an oral presentation including handout and visual aids (25%), homework assignments (50%), and a final written examination (25%) contribute to the final course grade. Duration of the final examination: 60 minutes.
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