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This course aims at raising awareness and scrutiny of students to possible ethical challenges firms, managers and employees face when thinking about financial laws and enforcement, with an economic perspective and illustrated with real-life and up-to-date examples. The scope of unethical financial behaviors covers mostly market abuses, with price manipulation, insider trading, and communication of false information (in particular accounting frauds). This course should contribute to a better understanding of how ethical issues play a role in finance and how they may conflict with firms’ strategies and of how managers’ and employees’ decisions can impact financial markets and investors’ wealth.

The ultimate goal of this Ethics and Finance course is to prepare students to potential ethical dilemmas they might face along their careers. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to challenge and put into perspective the financial behavior of firms (financial institutions and listed firms in particular) in terms of ethics, from an economic perspective.

Main instructor of the course is Prague based (Laure Sabine Marie de Batz de Trenquelléon, Ph.D., MSc.​), while students of the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, Split will be co-instructed by prof. Ana Kundid Novokment from the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, Split. The classes will be followed in the classroom at the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, Split along with local instructor of the individual course.

Classes will start on September 11 – November 3, 2023.

For successful participants of the program, the possibility of recognition of 5 ECTS credits!

Take a look at the detailed syllabus of the course.

Tentative schedule of the course is available here!

o take part at this course please fill in the electronic application by August 28th, 2023 by 12:00 h (noon).

For all additional information contact us at dcoppola@efst.hr or call +385 21 430 706.