Course: International Business Ethics

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Course title International Business Ethics
Course code KMG/PEEIM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Myslivcová Světlana, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures (topics): 1.1. Introduction, the realtionship between ethics and morals, basic categories and terms of ethics 2. Ethical thoughts development, ethical theories 3. Business ethics 4. Models of ethical decision making process 5. Corporate social responsibility 6. Ethics and corporate culture 7. Code of ethics SEminars: 1. Introduction, terms of credits and examination, need for ethics 2. Basic ethical categories and terms 3. Ethical theories 4. Solving ethical problems case study 5. Corporate social responsibility case study 6. Code of ethics

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to highlight the importance of ethics in management and business, to introduce students to the history and content of business ethics, to introduce them to the basic concepts, the history of ethics and theories, to stimulate students to think about ethical issues, to develop their knowledge and skills in decision-making and problem-solving in relation to ethical criteria, and to form ethical values of an individual.
On completion of the module, the student will be able: - To understand the relationship between ethics and economic, political and social situations. - To understand business ethics in the content of personal management, finance, marketing and other managerial areas. - To develop social skills that enbale to enhance ethical behaviour. - To develop knowledge, skills and analytical techniques for decision making and problem solving in conformity with business ethics. - To create awareness of methods and procedures for effective control to maintain ethical standards in practice.
Pre-requisities: Study in the fields of Economics, Business, Management, Finance and Marketing

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

Requirements for the credits: - Tutorial attendance: 85 % - TUtorial projects (case studies, practical exercises): 100 % - semestral project Assessment strategy: Knowledge and skill outcome swill be assessed by one piece of group coursework in written form of 1500-200 words that will be presented in the tutorial. This unit of assessment will address all learning outcomes. Assessment: 10 point (min. 7 points) Examination: written addressing all the knowldege and learning outcomes. Assessment: 20 points (min. 13 points) Minimal requirements for successful completion of the module including both partial assessments: 66% (20 points)
Recommended literature
  • DYTR, Z. et al. Manažerská etika v otázkách a odpovědích. Brno: Computer Press, 2011. ISBN 978-80-251-3344-6.
  • DYTRT, Z. Etika v podnikatelském prostředí. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2006. ISBN 80-247-1589-9.
  • PUTNOVÁ, A. a P. SEKNIČKA. Etické řízení ve firmě. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-80-247-1621-3.
  • ROLNÝ, I. a L. LACINA. Globalizace-etika-ekonomika.. Nakladatelství Jan Piskiewicz, 2004. ISBN 80-86768-04-X.
  • STEINEROVÁ, M., A. VÁCLAVÍKOVÁ a R. MERVART. Společenská odpovědnost firem. Praha: TOP Partners, 2008.
  • STÝBLO, J. Management současný a budoucí. Praha: Professional Publishing, 2008. ISBN 978-80-86946-67-2.
  • VANĚK, J. Principy obecné, ekonomické a informační etiky. Praha: EUROLEX BOHEMIA, 2005. ISBN 80-86861-54-6.

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