154-0379/01 – Ethics in finance (EF)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of FinanceCredits3
Subject guarantorIng. Kateřina Kořená, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Kateřina Kořená, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Year1Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
GUR022 Ing. Petr Gurný, Ph.D.
KOR21 Ing. Kateřina Kořená, Ph.D.
NOV33 Ing. Martina Novotná, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course focuses on achieving basic knowledge of ethics in a business environment. The aim of this course is to get students acquainted with the principals of the ethical behaviour in corporate finance and financial markets and prepare them for the problems they will face in real professional life.

Teaching methods

Lectures

Summary

The aim of this course is to get students acquainted with the principals of the ethical behaviour in a business environment. The students will be able to: - understand basic ethical standards in entrepreneurship, - recognize role of law and regulation in business and financial markets, - define the work of financial institutions from the ethical point of view, - grasp that business ethics is one of the most important aspects of long-term success.

Compulsory literature:

JENNINGS, Marianne. Ethics and financial markets: the role of the analyst. New York: Research Foundation of CFA Institute, 2013. ISBN 978-1-934667-61-3. PECK, Sarah W. Investment ethics. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-43453-6.

Recommended literature:

BOATRIGHT, John R. Ethics in finance. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. ISBN 978-1-118-61582-9. PECK, Sarah W. Investment ethics. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-43453-6.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Examination Seminar work

E-learning

Other requirements

There are no other requirements on students.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Contents: 1. Finance and ethics - Ethics as a central issue in financial services - Importance of knowledge of the law, rules and regulation - Role of regulation in corporate finance and financial markets - Plagiarism policy 2. Integrity of Financial Markets - Ethical use of information, information asymmetry - Trading on insider information - Investment banking and Chinese walls - Market manipulation 3. Ethics and Business - Concrete examples of unethical behaviour in corporations - Investing in companies with good corporate governance practices - Socially responsible investing 4. Duties to Clients and Employers - Loyalty, prudence, and care - Fair dealing and suitability - Ethical reporting of financial performance - Investment analysis, recommendations, and actions - Conflicts of interest - Communication with clients, priority of transactions and referral fees

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Examination Examination 100  51 3
Mandatory attendence participation: examination

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2023/2024 (N0488A050004) Finance and Accounting (S01) Finance P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2023/2024 (N0488A050004) Finance and Accounting (S02) Accounting and Taxes P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (N0488A050004) Finance and Accounting (S01) Finance P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (N0488A050004) Finance and Accounting (S02) Accounting and Taxes P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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