Last semester, my students gave me feedback that they wanted to discuss more up-to-date business ethics cases. This inspired me to introduce a new feature to my class in “Business Ethics and Negotiations”: the Business Ethics Case of the Week (BECOW).
The task of the students was to find, research, and present an interesting business ethics case each week. They had to prepare a short presentation where they describe the situation, analyze the case from an ethical perspective (What would Kant say?), identify the ethical problem or controversy (e.g. injustice, discrimination, corruption), and express their own opinion and come up with possible solutions for the case.