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Course WIW-INT-WGV-K-1

Social Responsibility in Business (2K, 2.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 K Lecture with exercise classes and tutorials (V/U/T) 2.0 CP 30 h 30 h
(2K) 2.0 CP 30 h 30 h


CP, Effort 2.0 CP = 60 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [1] Bachelor (General)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [WIW-SMG] Sustainability Management
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Size of exercise classes/tutorials:
  • tutorials: max. 30 students
  • exercise classes: max. 150 students


The course serves to implement the mission statement "Leadership in Global Responsibility" of the Department of Business

and Economics and is therefore obligatory for all Bachelor students of BWL, BWL tQ, WI and Socioinformatics.

Economic and especially entrepreneurial activities take place in a social context. This gives rise to a responsibility on the part of

the actors involved, be it citizens, consumers, companies, governments or non-profit organisations. This event will examine

how "doing business in a socially responsible manner" is possible. It aims to interest students in questions of social

responsibility and to enable them to take a meta-perspective of their individual actions and the relationship between ethics

and economics.


Chapter 1: Global trends and prerequisites for responsible action

Chapter 2: Sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals

Chapter 3: The Role of the Individual - Ethics, Responsibility, Images of Humanity

Chapter 4: Economic systems and economic subjects

Chapter 5: Corporate Ethics and Sustainability Management

Chapter 6: Selected instruments of sustainability management

Chapter 7: Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Citizenship

Chapter 8: Measuring and reporting sustainability and social responsibility

Chapter 9: Individual fields of action in the economic context


  • Dyllick, T. & Hockerts, K. (2002). Beyond the Business Case for Corporate Sustainability. Business Strategy and the

Environment, 11, 130–141. doi: 10.1002/bse.323.

  • Gesang, B. (2016). Wirtschaftsethik und Menschenrechte: Ein Kompass zur Orientierung im ökonomischen Denken

und im unternehmerischen Handeln. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.

  • Moon, J. (2014). Corporate social responsibility: A very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [WIW-INT-WGV-K-1]

Module Name Context
[WIW-INT-NGW-M-1] Sustainability in society and business P: Obligatory 2K, 2.0 LP
[WIW-INT-WGV-M-1] Social Responsibility in Business P: Obligatory 2K, 2.0 LP