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Module WIW-INT-WGV-M-1

Social Responsibility in Business (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
WIW-INT-WGV-M-1 Social Responsibility in Business 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [1] Bachelor (General)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [WIW-SMG] Sustainability Management
Reference course of study [WIW-82.177-SG] B.Sc. Business Administration and Engineering specialising in Chemistry
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
Social Responsibility in Business
P 30 h 30 h
ja PL1 2.0 WiSe
  • About [WIW-INT-WGV-K-1]: Title: "Social Responsibility in Business"; Presence-Time: 30 h; Self-Study: 30 h
  • About [WIW-INT-WGV-K-1]: The study achievement [U-Schein] proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded) must be obtained. It is a prerequisite for the examination for PL1.

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (90 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 32201 ("Social Responsibility - Perspectives from Business, Law and Economics")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.

Prerequisite for participation in the exam is the processing

of three unevaluated multiple-choice question blocks

during the semester.


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

Competencies / intended learning achievements

With successful completion of the module, students will be able to,
  • to identify the sustainable development objectives and their indicators for measuring sustainable development.
  • to critically discuss the role of ethics, responsibility and concepts of humanity in economic systems and subjects.
  • to develop a personal attitude towards the topic of social responsibility.
  • to highlight instruments of social responsibility within and outside the core business.
  • to summarize measures for measuring and reporting sustainability and social responsibility.
  • Reconstruct examples of corporate social responsibility.
  • to argue the importance of economies and the cooperation of sectors for the implementation of sustainability.
  • to formulate interdisciplinary measures for global, sustainable value creation.
  • to combine sustainability content from different disciplines (architecture, social sciences, engineering sciences,



  • 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)