Teaching In our courses, students are trained to think about the complex relationship between management practices and business ethics in a thorough, comprehensive, and precise manner. Enabling students to understand and evaluate ethical issues in business requires us to teach them a broader perspective on how business operates in modern societies. This is why we look at these issues from an interdisciplinary perspective, using theories from a wide range of fields, such as management, economics, ethics, political science, and sociology. This interdisciplinary approach helps us enable our students to apply a broad range of theories and perspectives to tackle specific practical challenges in business. We are convinced that tomorrow's leaders need strong business ethics skills in order to do their demanding jobs in a professional manner. They need to be able to professionally reflect upon the role of business in society in a way that reaches far beyond the traditional management tools of the past. Modern management tools are needed in order to apply the lessons learned from business ethics to responsible leadership and ethically sound management practices on all levels of the business organization. Our lectures and seminars are a systematic part of the University of St.Gallen's “context studies”, which make up 25 percent of a student's workload. Such classes aim at strengthening three fundamental competences at the same time: practical skills, the reflection of managerial action, as well as cultural knowledge. The Institute for Business Ethics is committed to excellence in teaching at the assessment, BA, MA, and PhD level. An overview of the lectures and seminars currently held by members of the Instituts for Business Ethics can be viewn here on the German part of the website.