Course: Management Ethics

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Course title Management Ethics
Course code KEK/W0035
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Fuchsová Eva, Ing.
Course content
1. Foundation of (business) ethics: virtuos and values, ethical dilemmas 2. Ethical consumerism 3. Corporate social responsibility 4. Stakeholder analysis 5. Code of ethics, Ethics audit 6. Lobbying, Insider Trading 7. Coruption, Whistleblowing 8. False marketing 9. Discrimination 10. Bullying 11. Social entrepreneurship 12. Moral chalenge of globalisation 13. Environmental dimension of business ethics

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is dedicated to ethics in business practice. Besides the introduction to the basic concepts it analyzes the social attitudes and their relationship to ethics. Ethical principles determining relations between ethical behaviour of the organization and its results are also the subject of this course. The course also includes relations ethics and corporate culture, opportunities to develop ethical behaviour of individuals and organizations. The course ends with credit (presentation). The course is for students of all grades.
Students taking this course will be able to -identify the moral questions that business activity specifically creates -distinguish between ethical and other types of values -recognize ethical considerations and values relevant to business activity -evaluate common beliefs about ethicsespecially common beliefs about the role of ethics in business -reflect on the nature of business, realize alternatives models for conducting business -apply moral reasoning to specific situations and defend the conclusions of that reasoning -evaluate the ethics of particular business decisions and general practices in business -appreciate the role of ethics in business and social life.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student will obtain 2 credits after successful completion of this course. Therefore you need to meet the following conditions: 1. Choose the presentation topic You should choose your topic during the introductory lesson. 2. Create an interesting presentation Presentation with the maximum of 10 minutes must be personally presented. It should take other students in term of content, visuals and rhetoric. Totally neglect the interpretative part (i. e. clarification of terms and theories) in presentation, your job is to focus on practical aspects. The most common task is case studies (e.g. implementation of particular concept in the business practice). Observe the term of your presentation. If you find that the predetermined date does not suit you, it is up to you to look for a partner willing to exchange the date and the topic. 3. Your attendance (and participation) is a must According to the study regulations we may tolerate 20% of absence It means 2 missed lessons in this case. Only in the case of prolonged illness (hospitalization) is a certain relief possible. When you get into trouble with attendance, I recommend you consult with the teacher as soon as possible. 4. Read articles with understanding Each less you receive an article to study at home. This article will be a subject for discussion during the following lesson. 5. Final course evaluation Students will obtain 4 credits after prescribed requirements fulfilment. Evaluation is based on the following criteria: NUMERICAL EVALUATION 90-100 successfully completed: A 80- 89 successfully completed: B 70-79 successfully completed: C 60-69 successfully completed: D 50-59 successfully completed: E 50 unfulfilled (without credits) EVALUATIN CRITERIA presentation visuals 20 rhetoric's 20 attractiveness 20 content 40 Extra + active participation 0-20 Extra - the date of presentation not met 20
Recommended literature
  • CRANE, A., MATTEN, D. Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN 80-1995-643-30..
  • JENNIGS, M. M. Business Ethics (Case Studies and Selected Readings) , Andover: Cengage learning, 2010. ISBN 0538473533..
  • KUNZ, V. Společenská odpovědnost firem. Praha: Grada, 2012. ISBN 978-80-247-3983..
  • ROLNÝ, I., LACNA, L. : Globalizace, etika, ekonomika. Ostrava: Key Publishing, 2008. ISBN 80-870-7162-5..
  • ZADRAŽILOVÁ, D. Společenská odpovědnost podniků: transparentnost a etika podnikání, Praha, C. H. Beck 2010.

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