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Psychology and ethics in management

Management II (MA)
Artur Banaszak (artur.banaszak1@gmail.com)

THE GOAL OF THE COURSE

This course is intended to sensitize students to the moral aspects of various forms of business
- particularly management and to equip the students in the ability to resolve conflicts in the
moral sphere of business management. Also, we will show some psychological tools to help
managers in gaining a better understanding of the psychological patterns common among
individuals and groups within any given organization. The students will be taught to use
psychology in the process of management in order to motive workers and to help the
organization to gain the success.

CONTENT:

The general information on the course – goals, content, form and


Introduction to psychology condition for completion. The concept and the subject of ethics.
and ethics in management Ethics as part of the philosophy. Ethics - morality - law. Ethics
detailed and professional.

Business and management ethics in different historical periods:


Historical, cultural and the Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the modern period, the present
religious determinants of times. Business ethics and culture. The business and management
ethics in the management ethics from the point of view of the great religions: Christianity,
Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism.

Justice as one of the


What is justice (definitions, concept, object, understanding?
principles of ethics in
Divisions and systematics justice. Types of justice.
management

Human Rights as the basic


Human rights - social and economical. The basic legal regulation
rules in the process of
in the international law about human rights
management

The issue of corruption. the issue of protection, the issues of


informal sector - informal economy or grey economy, the
The ethical issue in the
manager using his or her superior position to obtain private
process of management
advantages and benefits, the issue of mobbing, the issue of
discrimination
The psychological tools in
the process of management Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs,
I

The psychological tools in


the process of management McClelland's Human Motivation Theory,
II

The psychological tools in


the process of management Theory, Douglas McGregor's XY Theory
III

The link between ethics Manipulation – the examples of using psychology in unethical
and psychology way.

The picture of the manager who acts according to the framework


P-O-L-C framework
Planning – Organizing – Leading - Controling

The conditiona to pass the course

LECTURE

Written control paper (100%)

CLASS

Presentations on the one of the following topic (100%):

 The great philosopher / psychologists having impact on our times and on the current
business activities.
 The impact of religion / culture on our business activities.
 The ethical problems in management of business (the issue of corruption. the issue of
protection, the issues of informal sector - informal economy or grey economy, the
manager using his or her superior position to obtain private advantages and benefits, the
issue of mobbing, the issue of discrimination)
 The issue of human rights in the process of management.
 Why do we need psychology in the process of management?
 The psychological tools in the process of management (for example – Abraham Maslow's
Hierarchy of Needs, McClelland's Human Motivation Theory, Douglas McGregor's XY
Theory)
 Manipulation – the examples of using psychology in unethical way.
 The picture of ideal manager (What kind of manager would you like to be?)
 The picture of manager in your country.

Please put your name, surname, the index number and the group indication on your
assignments. The assignment needs to be sent to teacher’s email address –
artur.banaszak1@gmail.com . The assignment must to be send before the date of final test
(written control paper).

Submission of the assignment is a necessary condition to pass the practical class. Only
students who pass the practical class are eligible to take the final test and pass the lecture.

Please remember that it must be your work. Remember about the issue of plagiarism and
about copyrights rules.

REMEMBER – you need to pass the practical class in order to attend the final test