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EBBA 103 – BUSINESS ETHICS I & II (10 ECTS)

Unit Information

Course ID
EBBA103
Department
Business and Finance
Campus
Online
Level
Undergraduate
Instructor
Dr. James Mulli, Dean
Semester
Winter - Term II (Undergraduate)
Credit
10 ECTS
Method
EBU Online Campus
Tuition Fee
Category
Duration
13 weeks
Total Contact Hours
38
Language of Instruction
English
Exam Hours
2
Total Study Hours
230

Unit Information

Overview

The course focuses on basic ethical viewpoints as a foundation and examines specific characteristics of business life through cases and examples. The fact that there is no universal set of behaviours one considers ethical and no guidelines to follow to determine ethical behaviour poses unique challenges to today’s managers. Yet, managers are faced daily with situations where individual values may conflict with those of teams or organisations. The course explores topics such as corporate responsibility and conflict of interest, employee rights, and advertising and information disclosure.

Course Objectives

  1. Understanding the basic concepts of ethics and its role in business, entrepreneurship and economy
  2. Apply ethical principles in the process of leadership and decision-making
  3. Become familiar with the benefits of corporate social responsibility in the context of globalised economic
    and social relations
  4. Identify consequences of unethical business activities
  5. Be able to recognise the essential characteristics of a “good society.”

Learning content and outcomes

At the completion of the course, the student will be able:

  1. To understand the main types of ethical violations and the consequences of their influence on business
    practice, economy and society in general;
  2. Prove criteria of employees’ ethical behaviour in decision making in conflict situations (cases of
    business ethics commissions);
  3. To use decision-making models in ethical dilemmas and situations in the workplace;
  4. To classify and define stakeholders’ interests in social and marketing problems of the company taking
    into account the ethical dilemmas of business;
  5. To prove the need for practical realisation of initiatives of CSR.

After taking the course of Business, Ethics students should be able to:

  1. Identify the reasons for the emergence of Business Ethics and CSR concepts and the main stages
    of their genesis;
  2. Explore problems, opportunities and methods of formation of ethical and moral behaviour of personnel;
  3. Discuss possibilities of regulation of ethical violations and counteraction of corruption in the
    organisation;
  4. Recognise the effects and potential of CSR
  5. Explain how to coordinate the policy of CSR to abilities and the purposes of development of the
    organisation, which competitive advantages of SCR are used by a company;
  6. Demonstrate the ability to appraise the ideas and arguments of academics and practitioners
    to assess the validity of the conclusions reached within the context of CSR and Business
    Ethics.
  7. Understand how the management of the company can stimulate successful interaction with
    shareholders and stakeholders;
  8. Develop the ability to judge the morality of business practices and recognise the importance
    of ethics in the business environment
  9. Develop an understanding of personal responsibility in decision making.

Assessment

55% – Classwork (review questions, homework, essay, and other related activities)
5% – Merits
40% – Final Exam

Bibliography
  • Hutchings, K. (2010) Global Ethics. An Introduction, Polity: Cambridge • Kevin Gibson, Ethics and
    Business: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press, 2007


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