Orthodoxy: Ethics and Business

EENI- School of International Business

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

Orthodox Ethics and Business

The Subject “Orthodoxy” consists of two parts:

1- Introduction to Orthodoxy

  1. Introduction to Orthodox Christianity
  2. The Pillars of the Orthodoxy
  3. The Orthodox Christian Church
  4. The Patriarch of Constantinople
  5. The 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 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”:

  1. To know the fundamentals of Orthodoxy
  2. To understand ethical principles of the Orthodox.
  3. To analyse the major Orthodox business people
  4. To know the distribution of the Orthodox in the World
  5. To understand the fundamental role of the Orthodoxy in the Orthodox Civilisation
The subject “Orthodoxy: Ethics and Business” is studied...
  1. Doctorates: Religion and Business, Europe
  2. Masters (e-learning): European Union, International Business, BRICS Countries, Pacific
  3. Course: Russia

Learning materials in English or Spanish Ortodoxia French Orthodoxie

  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: 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%)
  3. Almost all of these countries were under the Communist dictatorship, during which was prosecuted or severely controlled. With the fall of communism, Orthodox Christianity re-emerged by a large force
  4. For the Orthodox, Jesus is the head of his church.
  5. Unlike 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. All these churches are twinned with each other
  6. In Orthodox Christianity; we do not find an equivalent figure to the Pope of Rome, the dogma of the Papal Infallibility is not accepted.
  7. 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
  8. Orthodox does not accept the Catholic dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Harmony of Religions Ahimsa Business

Symbol of the Orthodox Church.


We will analyse the cases of:

- Vladimir Potanin
- Helena Baturina
- Alexander Yevgenievich Lebedev

Samples - Orthodoxy

Vladimir Potanin Russian Businessman

Yelena Baturina Russian Businesswoman

Mimi Alemayehou Ethiopian Businesswoman

Alexander Lebedev Russian Businessman

Leo Tolstoy Non-Violence

Nayla Hayek Lebanese Businesswoman

Religions and Ethics

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