Not to Corruption in Business

EENI Business School & HA University


Course: “Not to Corruption in International Business” (e-learning, 4 ECTS, Higher Education in English)

The subjects of the course “Not to Corruption in International Business” are the following:

Not to Corruption in International Business

  1. Credits of the course “Not to Corruption in International Business”: 4 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: 1 month
  3. Total Tuition Fees: EUR 96
  4. Free for EENI former students (Alumni) of master, doctorates, and postgraduates. As part of our commitment to the fight against the corruption, all of our alumni can study this course free of charge

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Not to Corruption in International Business

  1. Corruption and International Business
  2. Role of Transparency International
  3. Introduction to the Corporate Social Responsibility
  4. Global Compact of the United Nations. UN Convention against the corruption
  5. OECD Anti-corruption Measures
  6. Anti-corruption Clause of the International Chamber of Commerce
  7. 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)

The objectives of the course “Not to Corruption in International Business” are the following:

  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 the tools that a company can implement to fight against the 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 Higher Education in English (or Tertiary Education in Spanish No a la Corrupción Post-secondary Education in French Non à la corruption Study in Portuguese Não à corrupção). The student has free access to the materials in these languages.

Download the syllabus of the course “Not to Corruption” (PDF)

  1. Global Ethics (PDF)
This course is also part of all the Bachelor's Degree, Master's Programs 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

The students who have taken this course (Not to Corruption in International Business) can validate and register for a Bachelor's Degree, Master or Doctorate at EENI (Business School) and HA University.

The course contains exercises that are evaluated, which the student must work out and pass to obtain the diploma “Not to Corruption in International Business” issued by EENI (Business School).

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

Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning.

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

Why fight against the corruption?

  1. Infant mortality would drop by 75%.
  2. 5% of the 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% of the final cost of public procurement

Sample of the course “Not 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 - Not to Corruption in International Business:

The 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 the democracy and human rights, limiting the investments, or encourage the organised crime.

The organisations that fight against the 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 the global GDP (2.6 trillion dollars).

OECD anti-corruption measures

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

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

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

The 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 the corruption.

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

The corruption is implicit with the Civilisation, but in this phase of the 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 the corruption: United Nations (UN), OECD, 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, the corruption has not been able to be eliminated.

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

“The corruption is not inevitable. It flows from the 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

Anti-corruption Initiatives

African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption

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