No to Corruption in Business

EENI- School of International Business

Distance Learning Course: “No to Corruption in International Business.” (4 ECTS)

The subjects of the course “No to Corruption in International Business”

No to Corruption in International Business

  1. Corruption and International Business
  2. The role of Transparency International
  3. Introduction to the Corporate Social Responsibility
  4. The Global Compact of the United Nations. The UN Convention Against Corruption
  5. The OECD Anti-corruption Measures
  6. The Anti-corruption Clause of the International Chamber of Commerce
  7. The African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  8. Other institutions and initiatives related to the fight against international corruption
  9. Introduction to Global Ethics - the two fundamental principles:
    1. Harmony of Religions
    2. Ahimsa (Non-Violence)

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The objectives of the course “No to Corruption in International Business” are

  1. To raise awareness about the terrible effects of the corruption
  2. To analyse the causes of the Corruption in International Business
  3. To learn about tools that a company can implement to fight against corruption

Intended for all those related to the international trade and business, as well as public and private institutions, who wish to eradicate corruption in international business.

Languages of study English (or Spanish Corrupción French Corruption). The student has free access to the materials in these languages.

  1. Credits of the course “No to Corruption in International Business”: 4 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: 1 month
  3. Total Tuition Fees: 156 Euros
  4. Free for EENI former students (Alumni) of master, doctorates, and postgraduates.
    As part of our commitment to the fight against corruption, all of our former students (Masters and Postgraduates) can study this course free of charge
  5. Download the syllabus of the course “No to Corruption” (PDF)
    1. Global Ethics (PDF)
This course is also part of all the Masters and Doctorates:
  1. Professional Master's Program in International Business (MIB)
  2. Doctorate in International Business ((Online))
  3. Professional Master's Program in African Business
  4. Master in Foreign Trade and International Marketing
  5. Diploma in International Trade
  6. Postgraduate Diploma in International Marketing

Students who have taken this course (No to Corruption in International Business) can validate and register for this Master or Doctorate at EENI (School of International Business).

The course contains exercises that are evaluated, which the student must work out and pass to obtain their diploma “No to Corruption in International Business” issued by EENI (School of International Business).

EENI’s Commitment to Society “Programme: Combating corruption in international business.” Global Ethics, business, and religion.

Business without Corruption

Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning.

“Corruption cannot be tackled only with legal instruments; it needs to be complemented with strong ethical principles.” Pedro Nonell (Director of EENI)

Why fight against corruption?

  1. 75% would reduce infant mortality
  2. 5% of World's GDP (between 1 and 1.6 trillion dollars)
  3. Global business would grow up to 3% faster
  4. Adds up to 10% to the total cost of doing business globally
  5. Near 25% the final cost of public procurement

Sample of the course “No to Corruption”
Anti-corruption Clause (International Chamber of Commerce)

Professors and Coach:
Fernandez Pat

Global Compact EENI

EENI adhesion to the Global Compact of the United Nations.

Summary of the Course - Corruption and International Business:

Corruption is one of the worst scourges of our society, affecting both public and private sector, its effects are devastating: can overthrow countries, distort the market, financing wars, limit the aid development, erode democracy and human rights, limiting investments, or encourage organised crime.

Organisations that fight against corruption (the United Nations - Global Compact, Transparency International, the World Economic Forum, or the International Chamber of Commerce) estimates that, globally, corruption could account for 5% of global GDP (2.6 trillion dollars).

OECD anti-corruption measures

Corruption undermines democracy and the rule of law. It leads to violations of human rights. It erodes public trust in Government. Corruption can even kill.” Ban Ki-Moon, UN Former Secretary-General.

The World Bank (WB) estimates that the annual global cost of corruption, that is, what it costs us to all the citizens of the World; it is between $ 1 trillion and $ 1.6 trillion.

According to estimates by the World Bank (WB), countries that effectively fight against corruption can reach quadrupling its national income, business would grow up to 3% faster, and infant mortality would drop by 75%.

Corruption adds up to 10% to the total cost of doing business globally.

Every year the European Union loses 1% of its GDP (120,000 million Euros) for the effects of corruption.

  1. 78% of the citizens of the European Union believe that the most serious problem in his country is corruption
  2. According to Transparency International, 5% of the people of the European Union has paid some bribery
  3. The NISPA estimated that corruption could raise between 20% and 25% the final cost of public procurement
  4. The European Union recognises that its “Member States are not entirely prepared to fight against corruption for themselves.”

Corruption is implicit with the Civilisation, but in this phase of globalisation and digitalisation of the economy, instead of being able to find ways and mechanisms that can override it, corruption has not stopped growing. There are many initiatives to fight against corruption: The United Nations (UN), the OECD, the European Union (EU), or the African Union. All these institutions are developing ethical codes that seek to alleviate corruption. However, the reality is that despite these mechanisms, most of them volunteers, corruption has not been able to be eliminated.

In Africa, Strive Masiyiwa is one of the persons who are leading the fight against corruption.

Developing such codes is necessary but not sufficient:

Ethics and the legal instruments will be undoubtedly the foundations that will allow us to eradicate corruption.

“Corruption is not inevitable. It flows from greed and the triumph of the undemocratic minority over the expectations of the majority” Ban Ki-moon former Secretary-General of the United Nations.


Corruption Perceptions (TI)

Corporate Social Responsibility

Global Compact UN

Initiatives anti-corruption

African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption

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