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Management Ethics PG (6255.6)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Management



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    • UC Term 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, NINGBO (153093) - View
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    This subject provides students with an understanding of the major ethical theories of teleology and deontology and exposes them to the ethical issues that arise within the functional areas of business and management. The subject provides the opportunity to explore a wide range of contemporary case materials in which managers try to reconcile the demands of expediency and the demands of principles. The subject aims to assist students to acquire and develop critical thinking skills required for the successful practice of business within the framework of societal values. These skills include the ability to perceive the ethical implications of a situation, engage in sound moral reasoning and develop practical problem solving strategies. Topics include: ethical theory, corporate social responsibility, international business and global ethics, whistleblowing, affirmative action, privacy, marketing, product safety, accounting and finance and environmental protection.

    Learning Outcomes


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

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

    3. apply critical thinking skills required for the successful practice of management within the framework of societal values.

    4. be confident in introducing ethical considerations into managerial decision making and explaining their importance to others.

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

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    At least 39 hours per semester.


    Completion of first year of a masters program.

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