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Global Business Ethics and Philosophy of Management (MA)

Master of Arts
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

Enhance your knowledge of issues in business and organisational ethics. Explore fundamental concepts in the philosophy of value and management. You’ll examine issues in current management practices and a range of modern ethical and political challenges. 

Our rapidly changing world raises difficult ethical questions for businesses. These include debates surrounding the treatment of employees and customers, and concerns about advancing technologies like artificial intelligence. This course will prepare you to engage critically with this evolving world of work and the ethical questions it poses. 
You’ll have the opportunity to: 

  • examine philosophical questions surrounding markets and trade 
  • delve into the ethics of relationships between parties, including employers, employees, and customers
  • learn to think critically about practical ethical questions and offer solutions
  • graduate with skills well suited for the modern workplace, particularly positions of management

You'll also have the option to take modules that explore the creative and cultural industries. This could include the literary world, film, or the music industry. 

When you complete this course, you'll have a strong understanding of core topics surrounding ethics in business and more general ethical theory.

Beyond preparing you for a wide variety of careers, you'll be ideally positioned to pursue leadership roles across most domains.  

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

Your course lead is Dr Jonathan Way, a Professor of Philosophy here at the University of Southampton. His research interests include issues in ethics and epistemology, as well as issues surrounding reasons, rationality, value, and normativity. 

Find out more on his staff profile. 

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.