- Code MGMT3016
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Management
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Management
- Areas of interest Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Management
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Offered in See Future Offerings
This course aims to:
- Promote understanding of the importance, for business and the community, of ethical conduct;
- Provide the skills with which to recognise and resolve ethical issues in business;
- Enhance awareness and critical self-examination of one's own values, and to appreciate the relevance of personal values in the business/workplace setting; and
- Encourage reflection on the ethical dimension of your own decision-making in workplace and other settings.
The course promotes reflection on the ethical domain of economic decision making and develops the students capacity to analyse and argue the ethical dimension. The principal philosophical ethical theories are discussed, and their applicability to business examined. The relationship between business ethics, law and religion is considered, as is the impact of agency theory and stakeholder theory. A range of practical applications which individuals are likely to encounter in the earlier years of their career are examined, including negotiation ethics, whistleblowing, privacy, conflicts of interest and discrimination. More general topics include environmental ethics, codes of conduct and globalisation. A pervading theme is the question of who is responsible for business ethics?
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:
- define, explain and illustrate the theoretical foundations of business ethics;
- re-examine their knowledge of business and economic concepts from an ethical perspective;
- explain and illustrate the importance, for business and the community, of ethical conduct;
- recognise and resolve ethical issues in business;
- reflect on and critically examine their own values and the importance of the ethical dimension in in business and workplace decision making; and,
- confidently apply systematic ethical reasoning to business dilemmas and communicate effectively in oral and written forms these, using the concepts, logic and rhetorical conventions of business ethics.
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Weekly group discussion submissions (20%)
Individual Report (40%)
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Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (including non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.
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