115-0303/09 – Business Ethics (PODET)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ManagementCredits3
Subject guarantorPhDr. ThDr. Lucjan Klimsza, PhD.Subject version guarantorprof. PhDr. Jiří Bláha, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2011/2012Year of cancellation2012/2013
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BLA18 prof. PhDr. Jiří Bláha, CSc.
CER0037 PhDr. Ing. Martin Černek, Ph.D.
ORL048 Ing. Gabriela Orlitová, BA
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 1+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1.To explain importance of Business ethics and Corporate social responsibility. 2.To explain main terminology of Ethics. 3.To explain history and development of Business Ethics. 4.To identify resources of ethical consideration. 5.To consider tools of business ethics and corporate social responsibility. 6.To argue knowledge in selected ethical subject and ethical problem decision.

Teaching methods

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Summary

The main aim of the lectures is to introduce discipline apply ethics to students of Management. Lectures will introduce foundation of ethics and explore main school of ethics across the history of Western society. The major ethical terminology and category of ethics will be also explained. Most important task of the subject is promoted relations between ethical theory and economical praxis. The goal of the subject is development of the critical thinking in area of ethics, understanding ethical dilemmas in global business. The benefits for students are the practical demonstration how to join theoretical knowledge with praxis in real business.

Compulsory literature:

ARAGON, A. George. Financial Ethics. A Positivist Analysis. Oxford: Oxford Univeristy Press, 2011. 135 p. ISBN 978-0-19-53056-8. COLLINS, Denis. Business Ethics. How to Design and Manage Ethics Organizations. Hoboken: Wiley, 2012. 406 p. ISBN 978-047063994-8. KLIMSZA, Lucjan. Business Ethics. Introduction to the Ethics of Values. London: Ventus Publishing, 2014. 88 p. ISBN 978-87-403-0690-3.

Recommended literature:

ARVIDSSON, Adam and Nicolai, PEITERSEN. The Ethical Economy. Rebuilding Value After the Crisis. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. 186 p. ISBN 978-0-231-15264-8. BECKERMAN, Wilfred. Economics as Applied Ethics. Value Judgements in Welfare Economics. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 269 p. ISBN 978-0-230-27836-3. COLLINS, Denis. Business Ethics: Best Practices for Designing and Managing Ethical Organizations. 2nd ed. London: SAGE, 2018. 608 p. ASIN B07883JFS4.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Basic knowledge of management.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Definitions (ethics business ethics, specifics of business ethics) -ethic to economics and law -basic of ethic of ethical reasoning 2. Fundamental ethical category – values, good and evil - ethical values of managers - influence of values at the behavior - values of successful managers 3. Factors that affect ethical conduct. Organization culture. - whistle – blowing - ethical decision making 4. Corporate social responsibility and responsibility of managers 5. Ethics in multinational companies - respecting cultural differences 6. Development tools of ethical conduct - ethical codes, ethics training, stakeholders, the role of ombudsman 7. Skills for ethical conduct - development possibilities and limits of ethical conduct

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2011/2012 Winter semester)
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Exercises evaluation Credit 85 (85) 85
        Exercises evaluation Written test 85  85
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2012/2013 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T020) Business Economics (00) Business Economics P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (N6208) Economics and Management (6202T049) Accounting and Taxes (00) Účetnictví a daně P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T040) Regional Development (00) Regional Development P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (N6208) Economics and Management (6202T049) Accounting and Taxes (00) Účetnictví a daně P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T020) Business Economics (00) Business Economics P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T040) Regional Development (00) Regional Development P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan

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