Why study Christianity, Ethics and Business?

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Why study Christianity, Ethics and Business? (Course / Master / Doctorate)

Related Doctorates, Masters and Courses:

  1. Courses: Christianity, Ethics and Business
  2. Doctorates: Ethics, Religions & International Business, America, Europe, Africa
  3. Masters: Religions & Business, America, Europe, Africa, International Business

Why study the course “Christianity, Ethics and Business”?

Christianity is the largest religion in the world (2,300 million), that is: one third of humanity is Christian. 126 countries have a Christian majority, while 71 countries have a significant Christian minority.

This Professional Course is aimed primarily at those executives and companies wishing to do business in countries where Christianity, Catholicism (50% of all Christendom) and Protestantism (37%), is the majority religion. These “Christian” countries make up the Economic Area of Western-Christian Civilisation, made up of the European Economic Area (26% of Christianity), American Economic Area (37%), African Economic Area (24%) and  Oceanian Economic Area.

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In these markets, the influence of Christianity is very important in the way of doing business and in its culture.

Anyone who does not belong to Western-Christian Civilisation (Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Sinic...) should know the pillars of Christianity, both Catholicism and Protestantism, and how they influence the way of doing business of western companies, which can be very different compared to companies of other economic areas, and thus avoid intercultural conflicts.

Therefore, the pillars of Christianity will be analysed: the Ten Commandments, the Sermon on the Mount, the Dogmas of Christianity as well as the different Christian denominations.

Christian Ethics Non-Violence

The distribution of Christianity in the World (America, Europe, Africa, Asia), Catholicism (Africa, America, Asia, Europe) and Protestantism in the World will also be studied.

Master Doctorate: Christianity Africa

The different Christian churches will be analysed: Quakers, Calvinists, Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists, Pentecostals, Eastern Catholic Churches (Maronites and Chaldeans), Anglican Church (Justin Welby) and Mormons

Quakers Business and Ethics (Doctorate)

We will also analyse the profile of several current Christian Spiritual Leaders such as Leo Tolstoy, Albert Schweitzer, Martin Luther King, Vincent Ferrer, Hans Kung or Desmond Tutu, this analysis will help us to better understand Christianity. The role of Caritas (the humanitarian institution of the Catholic Church) will also be studied.

Martin Luther King Non-Violence (Doctorate)

To better understand the influence of Christianity in business, the student will analyse the profiles of several businesspersons, mainly from the African economic area (the most unknown, and one with the most economic growth) and from North American economic area (where many of the largest companies in the world are located).

African Christian Businesswomen.

  1. Isabel dos Santos: the richest woman in Africa (Angola): investments in Africa and Europe
  2. Folorunsho Alakija: the richest Nigerian woman (oil companies, fashion...)
  3. Cheryl Carolus: founder of PETONA, a black empowerment company with investments around the world (South Africa)
  4. Divine Ndhlukula: considered by Forbes (2012) as the most successful business woman in Africa (Zimbabwe)
  5. Mimi Alemayehou: one of the most powerful African executives (Ethiopia)
  6. Amini Kajunju: President of the African-American Institute (DR Congo)

Isabel dos Santos (Richest African Women)

The figures of two important African politics are also studied:

  1. H.E. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: Former President of the Commission of the African Union (South Africa)
  2. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf: former president of Liberia and Nobel Peace Prize winner

African Christian Business People

  1. Patrice Motsepe: the richest South African businessman (mining companies). He donated 1 million dollars to fight against Ebola.
  2. Cyril Ramaphosa: director of Sanduka Group and one of the main shareholders of the African telecommunications company MTM (South Africa)
  3. Mike Adenuga: the third richest African, founder of the telecommunications company Globacom (Nigeria)
  4. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma: founder of one of the largest oil producers in Africa. He donated 100 million dollars to improve health in Nigeria.
  5. Orji Uzor Kalu: Nigerian businessman and philanthropist
  6. Strive Masiyiwa: one of the key personalities in telecommunications' sector in Africa: founder of Econet Wireless Group (Zimbabwe)
  7. Sifiso Dabengwa: director of the largest telecommunications company in Africa: MTN Group (Zimbabwe)

Patrice Motsepe South African Businessman (Course Master)

American Christian Business People.

  1. Carlos Slim: one of the richest men in the world, important philanthropic activities, is a Maronite Christian (Mexico)
  2. Antonio Moraes: founder of Votorantim Group, is one of the richest people in the world and an important philanthropist (Brazil)
  3. John Marinho: president of Globo Organisation, the largest media conglomerate in Brazil
  4. Luis Sarmiento: businessman, philanthropist and banker (Colombia)
  5. Philip Anschutz: businessman and philanthropist (US, Presbyterian)
  6. Truett Cathy: businessman and philanthropist (US, Baptist)
  7. Ray Hunt: Methodist businessman (US)
  8. Howard Ahmanson: Entrepreneur of the United States (Protestant, Pentecostal)
  9. Steve Strang: Pentecostal North-American businessman
  10. Thomas Monaghan: North-American Catholic businessman. Founder of Domino Pizza. After selling Domino Pizza he took the vows of poverty.

Thomas Monaghan Catholic Businessman (Course Master)

The profiles of Amancio Ortega (founder of the Spanish fashion group Inditex and one of the world's greatest philanthropists) or the Chaldean businessman Nadhmi Shakir Auchi will also be studied.

In the course, the characteristics of the different Christian-Western Economic Areas are studied: European, Latin American, North American, Caribbean and Oceania.

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It also includes the study of African Economic Areas, although they belong to African civilisation, where Christianity is the majority (Central African and Southern African Economic Area), and Western African and Eastern African Economic Area, where the Christianity and Islam (along with traditional religions) are the main beliefs.

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For each of these economic areas, the student will analyse a summary of the main economic organisations, trade agreements, as well as the profile of each of the countries. In addition, the interactions between these economic areas and political-economic relations with other civilisations will be analysed.

The influence of Agnosticism and Judaism and Ethical Principles of Judaism in the economic areas of the Christian-Western civilisation is also analysed.

The role of Agnosticism and Judaism in the economic areas of Western-Christian Civilisation is also analysed.

Jewish businessmen

  1. Joseph Safra: one of the richest bankers in the world (Brazil)
  2. Wendy Appelbaum: investor and South African business woman
  3. Issad Rebrab: founder of CEVITAL one of the most important African business groups (Algeria)
  4. Other Jewish businessmen

Wendy Appelbaum (South African Businesswoman)

The world's largest philanthropic initiative, The Giving Pledge, created by two agnostic: Warren Buffett (one of the world's largest investors) and Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft) will also be studied.

In the appendix of the Professional Course, the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the effects of Slave Trade, the  Abolition of Slavery and its impact on the socio-economic development of the African, European and American economic areas (African Diaspora in America) will be studied.

Transatlantic African Slave Trade (Doctorate)

Therefore, this course is also recommended for anyone wishing to do business with companies in Western economic areas anywhere in the world or who want to work in a company of western origin.

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