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Business ethics and sustainable development

2023/2024
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 1 модуль

Преподаватели

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course provides contemporary business ethics and CSR knowledge and skills which is required by every manager: • Good knowledge of basic ethical theory (utilitarianism, deontology) as well as CSR and sustainability concepts and ability to apply it to various business dilemmas. • Understanding of psychological and situational reasons for unethical decisions and ability to work with these factors in practice • Ability to design and use of mechanisms of managing ethics in the market (competition, state and self-regulation) and in the company (compliance systems and sustainability management).
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To argue about vital ethical issues using sound theory and strong logic instead of emotions and conventional moral.
  • To resist from making an error in a situation of ethical choice and persuading others from making it.
  • To explain any observable behavior of businessmen and managers in real situations of ethical choice.
  • To manage ethics and sustainable development in a company using modern concepts and instruments (designing ethical codes, measurement and management systems for ethical conduct, preparing social reports)
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the role of business ethics
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to ethics
  • Ancient Ethical Theories
  • Evolutionary Ethics
  • Modern ethical theories
  • CSR, Sustainability and ESG
  • Managing Ethics in the Market
  • Mechanisms of Unethical Behavior
  • Management of ethics in a company
  • Ethics of price, quality, and market power
  • Ethics of Personal Data and AI
  • Ethics of Advertising
  • Ethics of Personnel Management
  • Ethics of Finance
  • Ethics of Relationships with Suppliers
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Class Activity
    Participation of a student in seminar discussions
  • non-blocking Video or essay on a given topic
  • non-blocking Interactive group presentation of the topic
    Students are divided into small groups (2-3 people) and prepare a short presentation (10 minutes maximum) - the main points of the week's topic.
  • blocking Exam Test
    40 multiple choice questions, 60 minutes
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 1st module
    0.2 * Interactive group presentation of the topic + 0.3 * Class Activity + 0.2 * Exam Test + 0.3 * Video or essay on a given topic
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Becker, C. U. (2019). Business Ethics : Methods and Application. New York: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1982142
  • Cam Caldwell. (2020). Business Ethics: Perspectives, Management and Issues. Nova.
  • David M. Wasieleski, & James Weber. (2019). Business Ethics: Vol. First edition. Emerald Publishing Limited.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Eugene Heath, Byron Kaldis, & Alexei Marcoux. (2018). The Routledge Companion to Business Ethics. Routledge.
  • Schwartz, M. S. (2017). Business Ethics : An Ethical Decision-Making Approach. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1470324