Orthodoxy: Ethics and Business

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Syllabus of the Subject: Orthodoxy (Christianity): Ethics and Business (Russia). Orthodox Business People (E-Learning, 1 ECTS).

Orthodox Ethics and Business

The Subject “Orthodoxy” consists of two parts:

1- Introduction to Orthodoxy

  1. Introduction to Orthodox Christianity
  2. Pillars of Orthodoxy
  3. Orthodox Christian Church
  4. Patriarch of Constantinople
  5. Russian Orthodox Church
  6. Hierarchy in the Orthodox society. Concept of autocephalous churches
  7. Countries with Orthodox majorities
  8. Influence of Orthodoxy's ethics on business
  9. Leo Tolstoy: Leader of the Non-Violence (Ahimsa)
  10. Introduction to the Economic Area of the Orthodox Civilisation (Europe)

2- Orthodox Business People.

  1. Vladimir Potanin
  2. Helena Baturina
  3. Alexander Lebedev
  4. Onsi Sawiris
  5. Nayla Hayek
  6. Mimi Alemayehou

The objectives of the subject “Orthodoxy” are the following:

  1. To know the fundamentals of Orthodoxy
  2. To understand the ethical principles of the Orthodoxy.
  3. To know the distribution of the Orthodox in the World
  4. To understand the fundamental role of Orthodoxy on the Orthodox Civilisation
  5. To learn about the influence of Orthodoxy on business
  6. To analyse the major Orthodox Business People
The Subject (e-learning) “Orthodoxy: Ethics and Business” is part of the following Higher Education Programs (Bachelors, Masters, Doctorates) taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: Religion and Business, Europe
  2. Master's Degree (e-learning): Europe, International Business, Foreign Trade, BRICS Countries, Pacific
  3. Course: Russia
  4. Bachelor's Degree in International Trade (e-learning)

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  1. Credits of the subject “Orthodoxy”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week
  3. Download the syllabus “Orthodoxy” (PDF)

Sample of the subject - Orthodoxy: Ethics and Business
Orthodoxy Business and Ethics

Description of the Subject (Online Learning): Orthodoxy (Ethics and Business)

The Orthodox Christian Church is undoubtedly the most unknown in the West, though has about 250 million followers, making it the second-largest Christian Church.

  1. Orthodox Christianity is the largest religion in Belarus, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Montenegro, Macedonia, Russia, Romania, Serbia, and Ukraine
  2. It is also a major religion in Kazakhstan, with 44% of the population, Latvia (35%), Bosnia and Herzegovina (31%), Albania (20%), the Kyrgyz Republic (20%), and Estonia (16%)

Almost all of these countries were under the Communist dictatorship, during which was prosecuted or severely controlled. With the fall of the communism, Orthodox Christianity re-emerged with force

  1. For the Orthodox, Jesus is the head of his church.
  2. Unlike the Catholic centralism, the Orthodox Church is organised into various autocephalous churches (do not depend on anyone else above, have the right to self-Government, may appoint their bishops) led by the Patriarchs.
  3. All these churches are twinned with each other
  4. We do not find an equivalent figure to the Pope of Rome; Orthodox does not accept the dogma of the Papal Infallibility
  5. While the forms may be slightly different both churches, the Roman and Orthodox share the baptism, confirmation, communion, confession, and marriage. In certain cases (crazy, running away) the Orthodox accepts the divorce
  6. Orthodox does not accept the Catholic dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Harmony of Religions Ahimsa Business (Non-Violence)

Symbol of the Orthodox Church.


Samples - Orthodoxy

Vladimir Potanin Russian Businessman (Course)

Yelena Baturina Russian Businesswoman (Course)

Mimi Alemayehou Ethiopian Businesswoman (Course)

Alexander Lebedev Russian Businessman (Course)

Leo Tolstoy Non-Violence

Nayla Hayek Lebanese Businesswoman (Course)

Religions and Ethics

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