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.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
BMO2004

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Review business ethics in organisations, including basic knowledge of ethical theories as relevant to local and multinational organisations;  
  2. 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. Present, both orally and in writing, ethical, environmentally, socially and culturally responsible solutions by communicating effectively both orally and in writing to contemporary 21st century problems.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Case Study Group case /theory presentation. 20%
Report Group research report. 20%
Journal Individual reflective journal 15%
Essay Individual literature review and presentation 45%

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