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
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.
You'll undertake the course part-time over two years, completing six taught modules, all of which are core:
•Introduction to Ethics
•Readings in Ethics
•Human Rights & Social Justice
•Finance and Corporate Governance
•Implementing an Effective Ethics Culture
You'll also complete a minor thesis (15,000 words) from within the perspective of the discipline of ethics.
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.