Checking date: 20/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Professional ethics and deontology
Bachelor in Economics (Plan: 398 - Estudio: 202)

Coordinating teacher: CAMPOY CERVERA, IGNACIO

Department assigned to the subject: International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
There is no concrete subject that have expected to be completed prior to the course.
1. Students will know and assess the relationship between ethics and economy. 2. Students will understand the different theories of ethics applied to economy. 3. Students will develop their abilities to incorporate ethical reasons to decision-making. 4. Students will acquire the motivations for a social responsible behaviour. 5. Students will know how to face ethical issues related to professional activities. 6. Students will develop an ethical commitment with the implications derived from the professional activity. 7. Students will develop an ethical commitment to the democratic values of the Social and Democratic Rule of Law. The subject Ethics and professional deontology is important in the formation of the graduate in Economics, since it not only allows students to better knowledge of the meaning and implications of their future professional activity in the Social and Democratic Rule of Law and of an economy globalized, but also provides them with tools from which to critically analyze their own approaches and the professional activity to be performed, being able, according to them, to find solutions to the problems that this activity has to face. Thus, this subject, largely oriented to the practical activity, allows to develop skills and abilities that are not obtained in other disciplines and contribute to foster the critical spirit of the students; enabling students to know the meaning and scope of Ethics, Morals, values and constitutional principles that should govern professional performance, according to freedom, social function and the responsibility with which they must act.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Lesson 1. Ethics and moral. Moral as structure, as content and critical moral. Public and private ethics. Lesson 2. Justification in Ethics. Metaethics and normative ethics. Lesson 3. Principles of economic and social ethics. Lesson 4. Fundamental Rights and professional activities. The values of Social and democratic States. Lesson 5. Moral foundations and moral limits in economy. Corruption. Economic inequalities and poverty. Lesson 6. Concept and functions of professional deontology. Self-regulation and heteroregulation in professional activity. Lesson 7. Business ethics and deontology. Microetics, macroethics and molar ethics. Lesson 8. Corporate Social Responsibility
Learning activities and methodology
1. Learning activities - Theoretical classes. - Practical classes - Tutorial - Student individual work 2. Methodology - Lectures by the teacher with support of computer and audiovisual media, in which the main concepts of the subject are developed and the bibliography is provided to complement the students' learning. - Viewing of audiovisual material and critical reading of provided texts by the teacher of the subject: press articles, reports, manuals and / or academic articles, either for further discussion in class, or to expand and consolidate the knowledge of the subject. - Resolution of practical cases, problems, etc. raised by the teacher individually or in groups. - Preparation of individual practices to be delivered in writing.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • ARNSPERGER, C., P. VAN PARIJS. Ética económica y social. Paidós. 2003
  • CORTINA, A.. Construir Confianza. Ética de la Empresa en la sociedad de la información y las comunicaciones. Trotta. 2003
  • FERNÁNDEZ GARCÍA, E., . Dignidad humana y ciudadanía cosmopolita. Dykinson. 2001
  • MARTÍN SECO, J. F. . ¿Para qué servimos los economistas?. Catarata. 2010
  • PECES-BARBA MARTÍNEZ, G., . Lecciones de Derechos fundamentales. Dykinson. 2004
  • SANDEL, M. J.. Justicia: ¿Hacemos lo que debemos?. Debate. 2011
  • SANDEL, M.J. . Lo que el dinero no puede comprar. Debate. 2013
  • SEN, A., . Sobre ética y economía. Alianza. 2006

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.