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Business Ethics (6397.6)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Management

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    Syllabus

    Business Ethics focuses on dilemmas that arise out of potential conflicts between the economic and the social performance of enterprises. It aims to assist students to develop the critical thinking skills required for the successful practice of management within the framework of societal values. These skills include the ability to think clearly, argue cogently, give reasons for actions and decisions, and make rational choices and recommendations in ethically sensitive situations commonly encountered by contemporary managers. Topics include: ethical theory, corporate social responsibility, global ethics, employee rights and obligations, consumer rights and product safety, ethical issues in marketing, obligations in accounting and investment and principles of environmental management.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Recognise important ethical issues that arise in various business contexts and professional practice;

    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical, social and economic environments in which those occur;

    3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills required for the successful practice of management and the professions within the framework of societal values;

    4. Demonstrate confidence in introducing ethical considerations into professional and managerial decision making and explaining their importance to others; and

    5. Use their ethical imaginations in resolving dilemmas and enhancing business decision-making.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Normally thirty nine hours per semester.

    Prerequisites

    Must have completed 24 credit points

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