06220391 - The dark side of Business

Diploma level Master - Semestre 3
Credit hour 3
Total number of hours 21
Number of hours for lectures 21

Goals

The dark side of business – Elective course
  • Raise awareness about what is acceptable and not acceptable business practice according to legal and ethical standards in an intercultural context
  • Explain different areas of illicit business practices (eg. counterfeiting, manufacturing and trading of illicit goods, cybercrime, money laundering…) and the role of the different stakeholders in the investigation process, including police, customs, prosecution services, the judiciary, revenue authorities, policy makers and brand owners
  • Provide a better understanding of the relevant international legal framework. The objective is that students gain a better understanding of illegal and / or unethical behavior in business; that they get a basic notion about the legal framework and that they learn how to act appropriately in a business situation where they might expose themselves, their co-workers, their company or other stakeholders of their business to danger and / or prosecution due to inappropriate behavior and / or reaction.

DIMENSION OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 

Insight into Corporate Social Responsibility practices and its impact on illicit trade

TARGETED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Course objectives:
  • Identify different types of international illicit activity
  • Understand international and policy aspect of illicit trade
  • Understand the role of the Business Manager in managing the risks of illicit trade
  • Explain the safeguards put in place by businesses to combat illicit trade
  • Health & safety Aspects of illicit trade
  • Understand the role of the internet in conducting transnational crime

Content

Introduction to Illicit Trade
Illicit Trade : A Financial Crime
Illicit Trade : Health & Safety
Illicit Trade : On-Line
Illicit Trade : Student Case Studies 
 

Tests

Examen Terminal
Witten essay
Written Question & Answers
Oral presentation of Group Exam portion in English

Contrôle continu
Group work with oral presentation

Additional Information

TEACHING METHODS
Teacher lessons, group work exercises and homework

NATURE OF MATERIALS
PowerPoint, videos, internet

PRE-REQUISITES IN TERMS OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Written and spoken English language

ADVISED PRIOR READING :
Reading list will be given on course day 1