115-0303/11 – Business Ethics (PODET)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ManagementCredits4
Subject guarantorPhDr. ThDr. Lucjan Klimsza, PhD.Subject version guarantorprof. PhDr. Jiří Bláha, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Year2Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BLA18 prof. PhDr. Jiří Bláha, CSc.
KLI0213 PhDr. ThDr. Lucjan Klimsza, PhD.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 2+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. Subject Ethics and Epistemological Foundations. 2. Fundamental Category of Ethics and the Other Source of Ethical Thoughts (Culture, Religion, Philosophy and Law). 3. The Fundamental Ethical School - Eudemonism, Hedonism, Christian Ethics, Deontology, Utilitarianism. 4. The Factors which Affected Ethical Decisions and Behaviour. 5. Axiology. Values of the Organization and Managers. The Ethical Models for Decision-making. 6. The Basic Instruments for Implementation of Ethics. Code of Ethics, Ethical Leadership, Ethical Training, Ethical Education, Ethical Ombudsman. 7. Ethical and Social Audit. 8. Corporate Social Responsibility, Concept and Development, The Stakeholders Theory. 9. The Real Possibilities for Implication CSR in the Area of Economy, in the Social Area and Environment. 10. Ethical Activities of Global Companies. The Caux Round Table, Global Compact, OECD a Sullivan's Principles. 11. Ethical Aspect of the Relationships in Work. Discriminations, Sexual Abutments, Bossing, Mobbing. 12. Corruption. Characteristic, Forms and Impacts on the Society. 13. The Concept of Ethical Managing of the Corporation. Corporate Governance, EFQM and Integrated manager's Systems. 14. Examples from the Real Economy. Work-Life-Balance.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation Credit 85 (85) 85
        Zápočtový test Other task type 85  85
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