Business Ethics PG (6623.5)
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|School Of Management||Post Graduate Level|| 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. Gain an understanding of the 'modern' role of ethics as a discrete discipline for effectively weighing and applying conflicting interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary considerations in business practice. In particular, students will receive a thorough introduction to traditional deontological and teleological ethical theory;
2. Learn to recognise the elements of traditional ethical theory found in legal rules applicable to business managers; and
3. Learn to appreciate the limitations of legal rules in their application to business managers.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
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 - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
This unit will provide students with an opportunity to address graduate attributions described in the University of Canberra’s current graduate attributes policy for graduates of coursework courses. The graduate attributes will be developed through in class discussion, written assessment and where appropriate, teaching of specific attributes through the unit content.
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4a Lists of required texts/readings
You must have ready access to the prescribed textbook listed below, which is available from the bookshop on the University campus.
Carey, L.E. 2013. Business Ethics Managing Values and Corporate Responsibility. Pearson: Frenchs Forrest, Sydney.
Arnold, D.G., Beauchamp, R.T., & Bowie, N.E. 2013. Ethical Theory and Business (9th ed.). Pearson: Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
Crane, A. & Matten, D. 2015. Business Ethics (4th ed.). Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.
Trevino, L.K. & Nelson, K.A. 2014. Managing Business Ethics (6th ed.). Wiley: New Jersey.
Further recommended reading and websites are listed in the Companion to the Unit Outline
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
5b Details of each assessment item
As per above and provided in full detail in the Companion to Unit Outline. The Companion will be distributed to all students enrolled in this unit on the first day of the semester and is available on Canvas.
5c Submission of assessment items
All assessment items will be submitted online via the unit Canvas site. In addition hard copies of the first and second assignments must be submitted to mailbox 149 in building 11 (Level A) on or before the due date. See the Companion for further details. The first page of each assessment submission should include the following information:
- Student ID
- Assessment Name
- Word Count
Special assessment requirements
5d Special assessment requirements
Students must complete and submit each piece of assessment. Students must receive at least 50 per cent overall to pass this unit. Assignments must be the student's own work and all sources must be referenced according to the Unit-specific requirements for referencing as set forth in the Companion to the Unit Outline. When submitting assignments students must sign a declaration stating that all work is the student's own and that all sources are acknowledged and referenced. Extensions for assignments will not be granted on the basis of a student's examination schedule.
5e Supplementary assessment
Supplementary assessment will take place within the University rules and therefore, except in special circumstances, a student who fails will not be granted a supplementary assessment. Additional information is available from the UC Supplementary Assessment Policy
Students who have failed a single unit in their final semester with a final mark between 45-49%, where the unit is required for course completion, are eligible for a supplementary examination. Students who are granted a supplementary examination will sit a 3 hour written exam in the normal UC supplementary exam period. Supplementary internal assessment is not permitted.
Students should note that when a supplementary examination is granted the highest grade available is Pass (P). To prepare for the supplementary examination, students should review topics 2 to 12 as shown in the seminar schedule on the last page of this Companion.
Please note, that all requests for a supplementary examination must be lodged with Student Administration and not the unit convener.
No resubmission of assignments in this unit is permitted
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Companion to the Unit Outline
Full details of topics covered in this unit along with assessment details and recommended reading are provided in the Companion to the Unit Outline. Students should also see the unit’s Seminar/Tutorial and Self-Directed Learning Program. Both are available via Moodle and in hard copy.
Students are expected to attend and participate in all weekly lectures and tutorials.
Students are required to submit all three assessment items and must obtain at least 50 percent overall to pass the unit.
Required IT skills
Required IT skills
Students must become familiar with on-line learning via Moodle and with the library electronic databases and E-Journals from the outset of the teaching period. Students will need these resources to prepare for lecturers, tutorials and assessment items. The library provides a range of training opportunities throughout the year to assist students to use the University's resources efficiently and effectively.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Full details of topics covered in this unit along with assessment details and recommended reading are provided in the Companion to the Unit Outline. Students should also see the unit's Seminar/Tutorial and Self-Directed Learning Program. Both are available via Canvas and in hard copy.