Improving ethical standards and learning how to make appropriate ethical judgements in different contexts is a critical aspect of business practice in today's increasingly complex and globalised social and economic environment. Students will be involved in a number of activities that address ethical issues associated with business practice. They will evaluate questions of business responsibility in relation to globalisation, corporate social responsibility, stakeholders, and the ethics of environmental sustainability that characterise business situations.
|1.||Critically review business ethics in organisations, including basic knowledge of ethical theories as relevant to local and multinational organisations;|
|2.||Critically analyse and adapt ethical theories and frameworks to address contemporary ethical problems arising in business situations;|
|3.||Articulate the consequences of unethical conduct and discuss its impact on local and global communities;|
|4.||Reflect critically on current issues to business ethics and begin to justify and apply relevant frameworks of analysis to ethical decision making balancing individual and public good;|
|5.||Propose creative resolutions, both collaboratively and individually using business ethics theories and concepts to current issues with responsibility and professional judgement; and|
|6.||Advocate ethical, environmentally, socially and culturally responsible solutions by communicating effectively both orally and in writing to contemporary 21st century problems.|
|Essay||Individual critical essay||30%|
|Creative Works||Animated Video||30%|
Moral issues in business (3rd ed.).
Shaw, W.H., & Barry, V. (2016).
South Melbourne, Australia: Cengage Learning.
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