Innovation and Ethics (ECON441) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Innovation and Ethics ECON441 3 0 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving, Team/Group, Brain Storming, Role Play.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Doktor Öğretim Üyesi
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course will contribute to students’ personal and intellectual development by motivating them about the moral decision making and cultivating a professional attitude and understanding of the implications of business life by introducing them basic concepts related to the moral reasoning and how to deal with dilemmas they will face during professional work.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • the student can describe major traditional theories, and concepts in ethics.
  • the student can analyze and solve ethical problems, and defends her/his views both orally and in writing.
  • the student can criticize, and construct moral conflicts in business life.
Course Content Ethics and moral reasoning; major traditional theories and concepts in ethics and human behavior; ethical codes; business life applications; responsibilities to society; internal and external factors affecting business life and moral reasoning; entrepreneurship related issues; concepts related to moral reasoning in business life.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to the course. Course texts
2 Why do people act like this? Human recognition.Maslow and Kohlberg theories. Course texts
3 Ethical philosophy, rational /irrational behaviour, innovation and irrational behavior intersection Course texts
4 Ethical codes /responsibilities, macro environment, economic development and the ethical dimension of innovation Course texts
5 Ethic codes /responsibilities and profit maksimization, micro environment, ethical problems arising in the micro environment due to innovation Course texts
6 Business life responsibilities, internal factors. Conflicts,mobbing,whistleblowing ,privacy, conflicts as a prerequisite to innovation Course texts
7 Business life responsibilities, external factors, ethical issues in marketing ,advertisement,manufacturing and innovative approaches to all these issues Course texts
8 Midterm
9 Monopoly, oligopoly, monopolistic competition, perfect competition and ethical issues I Course texts
10 Monopoly, oligopoly, monopolistic competition, perfect competition and ethical issues II Course texts
11 Business life applications, coursework Course texts
12 Eentrepreneurship.requirements, short term versus longterm orientation differences, sustainable innovation Course texts
13 Ethics applications for entrepreneurs Course texts
14 Ethics applications for business life from the employer and employee points of view. Course texts
15 General evaluation, and discussion
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Ders notları
Other Sources 2. Business Ethics and Ethical Business by Robert Audi .Oxford University Press. 28 August 2008
3. Business Ethics by Robert F. Almeder .Prometheus Books.2001
4. Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases by O.C. Ferrell .South Western Cengage Learning.2010
5. Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases by Manuel G. Velasquez - Longman Publishing - 2007

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 10
Presentation - -
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquiring the skills of understanding, explaining, and using the fundamental concepts and methods of economics X
2 Acquiring the skills of macro level economic analysis X
3 Acquiring the skills of micro level economic analysis X
4 Understanding the formulation and implementation of economic policies at the local, national, regional, and/or global level X
5 Learning different approaches on economic and related issues X
6 Acquiring the quantitative and/or qualitative techniques in economic analysis X
7 Improving the ability to use the modern software, hardware and/or technological devices X
8 Developing intra-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary team work skills X
9 Acquiring an open-minded behavior through encouraging critical analysis, discussions, and/or life-long learning X
10 Adopting work ethic and social responsibility X
11 Developing the skills of communication. X
12 Improving the ability to effectively implement the knowledge and skills in at least one of the following areas: economic policy, public policy, international economic relations, industrial relations, monetary and financial affairs.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 1 14 14
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 10 10
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 30 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 132