Course syllabus PETA - Business Ethics and Culture (FBE - SS 2013/2014)

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Course code: PETA
Course title in language of instruction: Business Ethics and Culture
Course title in Czech: Business Ethics and Culture
Course title in English: Business Ethics and Culture
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: English
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: SS 2013/2014
Name of lecturer: Ing. Sylvie Formánková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites: Management
Aims of the course:
The aim of the subject is to broaden students professional skills, so they
are fully prepared for their positions in society and to introduce the theory of business ethics, to present moral behaviour of Company as comparative benefit on market and to present an integration of ethics to strategic planning.
Course contents:
1.Communication culture (allowance 14/7)
a.Norms of behavior and ethics
b.Nonverbal presentation
c.Communication styles&emdash;recognize yourself
d.Rhetoric and speaking

2.Introduction to the Theory of Business Ethics (allowance 10/5)
a.Why Ethical Problems occur in Business
b.Business Goals versus Ethical Values and Social Responsibility
c.Development of Business Ethics
d.Image and Goodwill of Corporation as Comparative Benefit on Market

3.Integration of Ethics to Strategic Planning (allowance 8/4)
a.Model of Moral Development in Corporation
b.Role of Corporate Culture and Ethical Climate
c.Principles of Ethical Leadership, Ethical Auditing

4.Management and Business Ethics (allowance 10/5)
a.Managerial Dilemma: How to make Profit and be Moral
b.Management Priorities and Management Ethics
c.Models of Ethical Decision Making
d.Stand of Manager: Ethics Face to Face

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-ability to work in international context
-ethical commitment
-interpersonal skills
-leadership skills
-work in team

Specific competences:
-The student can implement ethics in corporate strategy.
-The student is able to use ethical principles in managerial decision making.
-The student will get knowledge about business ethics.
-The student will identify problems in business environment.

Type of course unit: optional
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice10 h
     seminar4 h
     consultation8 h
     project work20 h
     public presentation (oral)15 h
     preparation for exam35 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h
     writing of seminar paper10 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
Students obtain credits for their own case study, activity during
discussions in seminars. After getting appropriate amount of points they can pass the final written examination.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
REBusiness ethics and the natural environment9780470776452
RECases in business ethicsThousand Oaks, Calif.Sage Publications1-4129-0924-4
REBLOWFIELD, M. -- MURRAY, A.Corporate responsibilityOxfordOxford University Press978-0-19-958107-8
RECRANE, A. -- MATTEN, D.Business ethics: managing corporate citizenship and sustainability in the age of globalizationOxfordOxford University Press20109780199564330


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