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KEBU 2060A - Business Ethics and Compliance

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

"Business Ethics and Compliance" programs have been developed by corporations to meet regulatory requirements and mitigate legal risks and to strengthen their organizational ethical culture which provides for sustainable development, innovative business opportunities and competitive advantage. Corporations require their leaders to fully understand ethical and compliance matters. This course will enable the audience, as future business leaders, to gain theoretical/practical knowledge on ethical thinking and apply them to practical cases and models for business decision-making; design, implementation, monitoring and continuous improvement of effective compliance programs addressing risks such as corruption, antitrust, reputation, conflicts of interest.


PEPE, Piergiorgio (Director Ethics & Compliance, AbbVie Pharmaceuticals)

Pedagogical format

The course will include lectures, case studies, interactive debates, group works and will feature guest speakers from the industry and other compliance professionals.

Course validation

Participation in class: 10% ; Group home work: 40% ; Final exam: 50%


12 seminars of two hours each (24 hours). Credits: 4.

Required reading

  • Working Group on Bribery, OECD, Good Practice Guidance on Internal Controls, Ethics, and Compliance (2010) (‘‘OECD Guidance'') available at
  • A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Nov. 2012) (‘‘FCPA Guide''), at 57–63, available at
  • U.K. Ministry of Justice, the Bribery Act of 2010, Guidance about procedures which relevant commercial organisations can put into place to prevent persons associated with them from bribing (2011) (‘‘U.K. Bribery Act Guidance''), available at
  • Transparency International, Business Principles for Countering Bribery (‘‘Transparency International Principles''), available at