Business Ethics (11549.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Business School||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Explain the importance of a code of ethics and explain why financial advisers need to abide by an approved code in the context of professional standards;
2. Apply different ethical frameworks to solve dilemmas that are encountered when providing financial advice;
3. Discuss the importance of the best interest duty of a financial adviser;
4. Justify the need for due diligence and maintaining client files and records; and
5. Explain the requirements as specified in the various professional codes of ethics and how they apply to real-life situations.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Flexible||Dr David Carter|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr David Carter|
There is no required textbook for this unit, but you are likely to need to consult with sources, including reports, cases, journal articles and textbooks. I will assign readings for components of the unit, as the unit focuses on ethics in a contemporary context and certainly in light of the Royal Commission on Financial Services.
The various of reports of the Royal Commission can be found following this link:
The link to FASEA's code of Ethics is:
You may need to consult journal databases for relevant information and materials. These can be accessed through library website, Google Scholar and other sites such as Emerald and Science Direct. Please ask the unit convenor for assistance if you are unfamiliar with searching for journals and journal articles.
You are encouraged to prepare for, attend and participate actively (comment, take notes, be active) in all workshops. Active attendance involves note taking, answering questions, sharing ideas and learning from others in the class. This is the best method of preparing your own personal viewpoints for the purposes of the assessment, including the exam. Reading someone else's notes is pedagogically less stimulating than your own participation. Students are expected to be on time for classes. This class is interactive
Required IT skills
Basic IT skills are necessary.
Students are expected to be able to use Microsoft Word in addition to University systems available over the Internet (e.g. MyUC, Email, E-Reserve, LearnOnline, Library Catalogue, and Library Databases).
Students are encouraged to use Zotero, Endnote or RefWorks for managing references for their assignment work.
As is common in the professional world, we will also be using relevant online meeting portals including Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate (Virtual Room). As this unit involves online meetings in real time using Zoom or Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site, you will be able to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
When you enter the meeting room electronically, please mute your microphone.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- 9397 Business Ethics and 10263 Ethics and Decision Making G