Course Details

Ethics in Business

Academic Year 2024/25

NZB012 course is part of 5 study plans

NPC-GK Summer Semester 2nd year

NPC-MI Summer Semester 1st year

NPC-SIE Summer Semester 1st year

NPC-SIK Summer Semester 1st year

NPC-SIS Winter Semester 2nd year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



2 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Introduction to ethics. Importance of ethics. Concept and benefits of ethics. Managerial and business ethics. Ethics and morality. 2. Basic elements of ethical theories. Traditional and modern concept. Introduction to history of ethics. Human being and ethics. 3. Historical-developmental changes of ethics, important ethical courses and personalities, heritage for nowadays. 4. Ethics in Modern Ages. Relativism, material ethics of values, positivism, new concepts of ethics. Contemporary ethical discourses. 5. Transformation of ethics to business. Economic pragmatism, utilitarianism, liberalism and neoliberalism. 6. Introduction to ethics of management. Ethics of direction and accountability. Ethical decision-making process. 7. Relationship between ethics and business. Personal morality and firm values, ethical-professional manager's profile. 8. Manager and ethics - perspectives and changes. Moral development of a manager's personality. Dichotomy in managerial praxis. 9. Ethics implementation, nature and importance. Moral firm development. Public relations. 10. Integration of ethics to firm culture. Role of ethics in firm development strategy. Corporate social responsibility. 11. Ethics in firm management activity. Ethics of work relations in firm. Moral culture of contemporary businessman. 12. Ethical codex, examples. Ethical firm auditing. Non-ethical examples in behaviour, prevention and their solution. 13. Self-assessment exercise in the area of ethics. Ethical-social catechism.