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Ethics - Corporate Responsibility

Introduction
The MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility) is a specialist pathway within the MA in Ethics run by the DCU School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music and the Institute of Ethics. No philosophy or ethics background is required to apply for this course. You’ll obtain the knowledge and skills needed to design and manage the ethical, social and governance aspects of business decision-making and operation. You’ll also learn how to apply business ethics concepts and frameworks to the responsible management of organisations.

This interdisciplinary course draws on the expertise of lecturers from the School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music, Institute of Ethics, DCU Business School and practitioners in the field of Business Ethics. The MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility) is part of a professional development framework for Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI).

After graduation you can join our MA in Ethics Alumni and be part of a network of expertise and support in the field of ethics

Programme
The MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility) specifically expands on the theoretical perspective of business ethics as well as its practical management tools.

Upon successful completion of the course of study for this award, a graduate will be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of a broad range of ethical theories and principles that are at the forefront of general and applied ethics.

Demonstrate a systematic understanding of a broad range of business ethics concepts and theories including corporate responsibility, corporate governance and stakeholder accountability.

Apply a range of business ethics theories and practical tools to address ethics issues in business organizations.

Why DCU
This MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility) programme equips participants with a solid foundation in theoretical and applied ethics. It also develops the necessary skills to appraise soundly and confront confidently a vast range of important topical ethical challenges.

Why Do This Programme?
The programme is offered on a part-time basis over two years.

The programme is interdisciplinary, drawing on the expertise of lecturers from the School of Theology, Philosophy and Music, Institute of Ethics, DCU Business School and practitioners in the field of Business Ethics.

Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements
Applicants will normally have an honours primary degree or equivalent (2.2) but appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may be accepted as equivalent to an honours degree, in accordance with the relevant regulations of the University. Interviews may be held.

International Applications
International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

As part of your application through the Postgraduate Applications Centre system (PAC) please submit a personal statement (maximum 1,000 words) - tell us why you want to join our programme.

Duration

2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Careers
The programme is part of a professional development framework for ACOI members and for individuals within the wider business community who wish to develop their leadership skills for Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility roles within organisations.

The pathway has been designed to appeal to individuals carrying out roles in or related to:

Ethics & Compliance
Corporate Responsibility/Citizenship
Stakeholder Relations
Organisational or Board Governance or Risk Management
Social Accounting/Reporting
Socially Responsible Investment
Ethics, Audit, Risk or Compliance Committees
Regulatory and public sector bodies
Undergraduate and postgraduate students and staff

Further enquiries

Dr Alan Kearns
e: alan.kearns@dcu.ie
t: +353 (0)1 808 6529

Prof. Bert Gordijn
e: bert.gordijn@dcu.ie
t: +353 (0) 1 700 6140

Application date

By 31st July 2018

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