Science and Ethics

In 2018 Spring Laszlo Zsolnai teaches a PhD course on Science and Ethics. The course cover the following topics: Science and its Enemies, Ethical Paradigms Approaching Science, The Reflective Practitioner, Holistic Problem Solving, The Integrity of Scientific Research, Gender Issues in Science, Post-Academic Systems of Science, and Science, Spirituality and Art.

The Roles and Duties of Management

In 2018 Spring Laszlo Zsolnai teaches an elective course "The Roles and Duties of Management" in the CEMS MIM program at the Corvinus University of Budapest. The course introduces the new management profile based on the CEMS MIM qualification framework. The future international manager is defined as a reflexive practitioner who is committed to environmental sustainability, exercises social responsibility, works with sensitivity toward gender and diversity issues, harmonizes information and communications technologies with processes and organizational culture, applies holistic perspective in problem solving, cooperates with social and political actors, and  is engaged in progressive entrepreneurship.

Bodo Ecological MBA program

The Business Ethics Center of the Corvinus University of Budapest organized a new Business Ethics and CSR  module in the Ecological Economics MBA program of the Bodo Graduate School of Business, University of Nordland, Norway. The module was taught in Budapest in September 23-25, 2013. Budapest ethics modul.pdf


Zsolnai The moral economic man.pdf

Zsolnai The Paradox of Business Ethics.pdf

Ethical Challenges of Business in the New Economy

The CEMS Business Ethics Faculty Group organized a Blocked Seminar entitled "Ethical Challenges of Business in the New Economy" in September 1-7, 2013 in Balatonszemes, Hungary. The seminar was based on the recently published book by CEMS Business Ethics Faculty Group (Laszlo Zsolnai (ed): Handbook of Business Ethics. Oxford, Peter Lang, 2012). The course addressed behavioral, organizational and institutional issues related to doing business in an ethical and socially responsible way. Examples of alternative entrepreneurship will  be  presented too.

Ethics of Systems Thinking

March 27, 2013 Laszlo Zsolnai was teaching a class on Ethics of Systems Thinking in the Critical Thinking course taught by Professor Joanne Ciulla at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond, Virginia, USA. Using a number of case studies from Hungary, Bhutan, and USA he emphasized that systems theory requires to paying equal attention to all the relevant value dimensions of the system, blocking trade-offs among non-substitutable values, and considering the long-term, indirect effects.

Teaching at Venice International University

Laszlo Zsolnai was teaching a class on Environmental Ethics in the program "Sustainable Development for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region" in July 5, 2010 in Venice. The program was organized by the Regional Environmental Center and the Venice International University.

Zsolnai argued that society affects the natural environment at different levels. Individual biological creatures are affected by business via hunting, fishing, agriculture, animal testing, etc. Natural ecosystems are affected by business via mining, regulating rivers, building, polluting the air, water and land, etc. The Earth as a whole is affected by business via exterminating species, contributing to climate change, etc.

Teaching in St. Gallen

In March and April, 2010 Laszlo Zsolnai teaches a course "Ethics in Business and Economics" at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Teaching in Heilbronn

Laszlo Zsolnai was Visiting Professor at the German Graduate School of Management and Law in Heilbronn in 2009 April and May. He was teaching a Businees Ethics course in the MBA program.

Bocconi Visiting Professorship

From March-June 2008, Laszlo Zsolnai was visiting professor at Bocconi University in Milan. Jointly with Antonio Tencati, he taught in the Environmental Management and the Corporate Social Responsibility master’s programs of Bocconi University.

Teaching in Bodo

From November 15-17, 2006 Laszlo Zsolnai taught a class on Buddhist Economics at the Bodo Graduate School of Business for the students of the Ecological Economics and Environmental Ethics master’s program.