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LT013079 LR07, 10/KV18/MA21 Ethical Issues in Finance and Responsible Investing 3 ECTS
Organised by
Accounting and Finance
Person in charge
Mika Vaihekoski
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X X
Preceding studies
Completion of the course LR03 Rahoituksen perusteet (Introduction to Finance) or equivalent is recommended. Course is suitable for students interested in international finance and investments, responsible business, and expert services marketing.

Learning outcomes

Students will learn the key contemporary ethical issues in finance and responsible investing. The course is very practically oriented, where students have to identify ethical problems presented in financial newspaper articles included in their assignments, analyze them, and propose alternative ways to deal with them. The course will also familiarize students with the international financial press and help them to read articles in it with a critical mind.

Contents

The topics covered include different approaches to assess ethical behavior, role of law and self-regulation vs. ethical behavior, moral hazard and incentive mechanisms in finance, information asymmetry, agency conflicts, responsible and ethical investing.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 18 h 0 h

Lectures in English (intensively in four session during III/IV periods), classroom discussion, written assignments, and students' presentations.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Exercise(s)
  • In English

Classroom participation, written assignment (in teams), presentation, exam (lectures and literature).

Evaluation

Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

3rd

THE COURSE IS NOT OFFERED IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-16. THE COURSE IS MOST LIKELY OFFERED EVERY OTHER YEAR.

Study materials

Boatright, John R., Ethics in Finance, 2nd edition. USA, Blackwell 2008.
Articles and other material specified by the lecturer.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Accounting and Finance
Turku School of Economics
Turku School of Economics
Turku School of Economics
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Accounting and Finance
Department of Accounting and Finance
Vaihtoehtoiset pakolliset opintojaksot (Accounting and Finance)
Department of Accounting and Finance
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
2015–2016
Teaching
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Department of Accounting and Finance
Accounting and Finance
Quantitative Methods in Management
Business Law