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    NB! This course is taught ENTIRELY ONLINE. There is no contact teaching at the campus.

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    This is an online course with lecture sessionspersonal assignment tasks, one-on-one interaction with the lecturers, and two book exams.

    There are 12 sessions, starting on Monday 26 February at 16:15 and then continuing on Thursdays and Mondays (excluding the Easter break).

    Scroll to the bottom of this page to find the entrance to Matti's lectures. The join link is also here:

    You will receive the links (if they do not use the general link) to the other lecturers' sessions in due course.

    Please attend the sessions meticulously and in full. This will guarantee the best possible learning outcome and the highest marks.

    Attendance requirements are explained under tab Participant tasks and assessment on the left.

    If you do not see the tabs (headings) on the left, click the "Index" icon  in the top left corner of this page and they will appear.

    For session dates and times, see tab Detailed schedule with lecture titles and lecturers.

    Attendance in the first, introductory session is essential, so PLEASE BE THERE.

    You can prepare for the first session by familiarizing yourself with all the contents of this MyCourses space. Make sure that you see all of it, the tabs on the left included.

    You will find general instructions for the lectures and assignments related to them under the tab Session times and practical instruction for attendance and assignments - DO NOT MISS THIS.

    The course includes two literature exams. PDF versions of the books can be found under the tab Course materials. Start studying them at once. You will find instructions under the tab How to prepare for the book exams. Check it out. There are examples of questions there, some of which will be exam questions on the day.

    To understand what business ethics is, from a theoretical viewpoint, you would be wise to acquaint yourself with the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s entry on it:

    To understand the political philosophy aspect of the course you can read Matti Häyry’s Doctrines and Dimensions of Justice which is attached as a separate file under Course Materials. The interpretation on justice used during the course is explained in that article.