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Ethical Challenges in Finance


The purpose of the course is to raise the level of students’ awareness of the ethical challenges and dilemmas facing us in our own day and time. Theories will be presented that aid students in handling these challenges by establishing the grounds for their own ethical standpoints. In addition the course aims at developing students’ capacity to be proactive, confident in their own ethical judgment and capable of articulating their own ethical positions when meeting the expectations and demands of the financial world and society

Course content

  • Theoretical perspectives with relevance for the world of finance
  • Advisory tasks as ethical communication
  • The issue of return on investment in the world of finance as a context for ethical reflection
  • The use of ethical reflection in analyzing and discussing a case
  • Participant-led presentation of a case
  • Sources of good ethical judgment
  • Expansion of power and levelling of power in interpersonal relations
  • Ethical investments - ideal and reality
  • Ethical regulations in banking and insurance
  • Special subjects for the insurance sector


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