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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 5384

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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

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Course ID
106016

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 4 & 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Management

Course aim

To equip students with a conceptual understanding of ethics in business and enterprise, and to develop the capacity to manage ethcial issues in organisations.

Course content

Theories of business ethics; common ethical problems; prescriptive vs descriptive ethics; the psychology of ethical decision making; ethical problems of managers; managing for ethical conduct; ethical problems of organisations; organisational ethical issues in a global business environment.

Textbook(s)

Trevino, LK & Nelson KA 2017, Managing business ethics: straight talk about how to do it right, 7th edn, John Wiley & Sons, New York.

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 30 hours equiv x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours equiv x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks

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
Case study 2500 words 40% N/A
Reflective journal 4000 words approx. 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Case study 2500 words 40% N/A
Reflective journal 4000 words approx. 60% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Case study 2500 words 40% N/A
Reflective journal 4000 words approx. 60% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Case study 2500 words 40% N/A
Reflective journal 4000 words approx. 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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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:
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* 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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