115-0503/01 – Business Ethics (BE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ManagementCredits4
Subject guarantorPhDr. ThDr. Lucjan Klimsza, PhD.Subject version guarantorprof. PhDr. Jiří Bláha, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2010/2011Year of cancellation2013/2014
Intended for the facultiesHGF, FEI, EKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BLA18 prof. PhDr. Jiří Bláha, CSc.
CER0037 PhDr. Ing. Martin Černek, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 1+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1. Explain an importance and terms of business ethics and corporate social responsibility. 2. Identify sources of ethical thought. 3. Review methods and instruments of business ethics and corporate social responsibility. 4. Order findings of chosen ethic theme. 5. Order findings of chosen ethic theme and ethical problem resolution.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Individual consultations
Project work

Summary

TThe head emphasis of subject is laying on preparation of students, whose will agree with conditions of working sphere especially in ethical facilities. Initial presumptions for teaching are expert knowledge from previous years in various special subjects. These subjects establish commerce in topics, which are analyzing problems of economy from another visual angle. Students should demonstrate ability mutually connects broad range of knowledge and privities and such consider possible incidences his behavior practically.

Compulsory literature:

KRAMER, Roderick M., Ann E. TENBRUNSEL a Max H. BAZERMAN (Eds.) Social Decision Making: Social Dilemmas, Social Values, and Ethical Judgments. Routledge: Psychology Press, 2009. ISBN 978-1841698991. SCHMINKE, Marshall. (Ed.) Managerial Ethics: Managing the Psychology of Morality. Omaha: Creighton University, 2010. ISBN 978-1848728332. TREVINO, Linda K., NELSON, Kate. A. Managing Business Ethics: Straight Talk About How To Do It Right. Fifth (Ed). West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-34394-4.

Recommended literature:

KRAMER, Roderick M., Ann E. TENBRUNSEL a Max H. BAZERMAN (Eds.) Social Decision Making: Social Dilemmas, Social Values, and Ethical Judgments. Routledge: Psychology Press, 2009. ISBN 978-1841698991. SCHMINKE, Marshall. (Ed.) Managerial Ethics: Managing the Psychology of Morality. Omaha: Creighton University, 2010. ISBN 978-1848728332. TREVINO, Linda K., NELSON, Kate. A. Managing Business Ethics: Straight Talk About How To Do It Right. Fifth (Ed). West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-34394-4.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Students must successfully present (Powerpoint) and justify a pre-selected topic essay.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Terms definition (ethic, business ethic, specificity of business ethic) - Relation between ethic and economy, justice. - Resources of ethical thought. 2. Fundamental ethic categories and terms – values, value orientation, good and evil, moral norms. - Manager’s ethical values. - Value’s influence on behavior. - Ethical values ​​of managers. - Values of successful managers. 3. Factors influencing ethical behavior. Individual, social and organizational factors. Organizational culture. - Whistleblowing. Warring on unethical acting in organization. Ethical decision making – fundamental models. 4. Corporate social responsibility and manager‘s responsibility. - Factors influencing individual and organizational responsibility. Corporate governance. 5. International business ethics. Ethic in global corporations. - Reset of culture differences. 6. Instruments of ethical behavior expanse in an organization. - Code of conduct, ethical training, stakeholders, communication, role of ombudsman, values in firm’s vision. 7. Skills important to an ethical behavior. - Possibilities and bounds of ethical behavior‘s increasing.

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2010/2011 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T095) Economics and Law in Journalism P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N6208) Economics and Management (6202T049) Accounting and Taxes P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T062) Marketing and Business (00) Marketing and Business P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
Incoming students 2013/2014 Full-time Czech Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2012/2013 Full-time Czech Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
O - ECTS FMG - Study Further 2012/2013 Full-time Czech Optional 501 - Study Office stu. block