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Learning outcomes of course unit
By the end of this course students will:
have a broad understanding of the role of economic techniques in modern society
be able to recognise how social decisions influence the wider environment
understand and apply the various perspectives of ethics as well as the acceptable and inacceptable conditions for their application
be familiar with the origins of ethical values
have a tolerance for differing, but equally valid, opinions in relation to ethical issues.
prerequisites and co-requisites
This course covers the fundamental dimensions of ethics in the field of business economics and is subdivided into three sections: i) ethics and the company ii) ethics and interest groups iii) ethics and society. Each section ends with a current case study. Theoretical questions of ethics, with a focus on an analytical approach, will be discussed. Students will be encouraged to systematically analyse decisions and actions with regard to their impact on various areas of society, including the legal, political, social-cultural, economic and environmental considerations.
recommended or required reading
Crane, A., & Matten , D. (2010). Business ethics. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press.
Gibson, K. (2007). Ethics and business: an introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Hutchings, K. (2010). Global Ethics: an introduction. Cambridge: Polity.
Kline, J. M. (2010). Ethics for international business. New York: Routledge.
Little, I. M. (2002). Ethics, economics and politics. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press.
Mele, D. (2009). Ethics in action. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Murphy, P. E. (2012). Ethics in marketing. London: Routledge.
Sterba, J. P. (2009). Ethics: the big questions. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Trevino, L. K., & Nelson, K. A. (2007). Managing business ethics. Hoboken: Wiley.
assessment methods and criteria
Scientific paper and/or presentation
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number of ECTS credits allocated
planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Asc. Prof.(FH) Foy Terence , B.A., M.A.
year of study
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