Corporate Digital Responsibility (MWD4005)

Corporate Digital Responsibility (CDR) defines the values, norms and principles that guide organizations and individuals in the design, development, implementation, and use of digital technologies. With the ever-expanding digitalization of society, the need for an ethical discourse on how technology is embedded in human activity and the intended and unintended consequences of such a process becomes increasingly pressing.

Far from being abstract, ethical issues of digitalization are already impacting everyday lives in private and professional contexts. Negative examples that illustrate the need for digital responsibility are well-known, and often go beyond what can be captured within a legal framework. In this module, we develop the foundations of how to identify, assess and manage the ethical dilemmas arising when using digital technologies.

Upon completion of this module, students will be

  • Able to identify and reflect upon common dilemma related to the use of digital technologies in organizations

  • Capable to systematically assess digital innovation projects with regard to ethical concerns

  • Knowledgeable about tools and frameworks to implement responsible design practices for digital products and services



  • Degree/Certificate Passed/failed
  • Duration Spring semester: Week 8–23
  • Schedule Thursday, 5:30–7:00 pm
    2x Input session - syncronous in hybrid mode
    1x Final Presentation Session - syncronous (possibly in hybrid mode)
    4x Virtual Learning Cycles incl. Assignments - asyncronous
  • Application deadline SS: Week 51–02 – online in IS-Academia
  • ECTS credits 3 ECTS
  • Costs No additional costs
  • Teaching language Teaching: English
    Assessment: English
  • Location Berne
  • School Business School
  • Next session Spring semester