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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 5385

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
106062

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

The 2018 timetable is
not yet available.

Course aim

This course provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of business ethics, corporate governance and sustainable business, and explores their impact on organisational management and leadership, business strategy, and business conduct. The course critically examines the role of business in society and how this role might be fulfilled. 

Course content

Topics covered in this course:

  • Business and society: the role of business in society, including a critique of the shareholder, stakeholder, and triple bottom line approaches.
  • Business ethics: principles of ethical decision making, their application in the business context and the implications for business conduct, ethics in the global business setting, and contemporary ethical dilemmas for managers.
  • Sustainable business: concepts of sustainability and sustainable business, key social and ecological challenges, and how sustainability issues can be addressed in business strategy.
  • Corporate governance: what corporate governance and good governance practices are, and the implications for managers and management decision making.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External (Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Discussion) 30 hours equiv. x N/A
EXTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HOPKINS TRAINING AND EDUCATION GROUP, ONLINE
External (Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Discussion) 30 hours equiv. x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours equiv. x N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
External 30 hours equiv. x N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Seminars 15 hours AND online 15 hours equiv. 30 hours equiv. x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Continuous assessment 3000 words 50% N/A
Report 3000 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 3000 words 50% N/A
Report 3000 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HOPKINS TRAINING AND EDUCATION GROUP, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 3000 words 50% N/A
Report 3000 words 50% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Continuous assessment 3000 words 50% N/A
Report 3000 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Continuous assessment 3000 words 50% N/A
Report 3000 words 50% N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Continuous assessment 3000 words 50% N/A
Report 3000 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
How to determine your Commonwealth Supported course fee. (Opens new window)

Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
How to determine the relevant non award tuition fee. (Opens new window)

Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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