- 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
- Dr Babita Bhatt
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2023
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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.
This course introduces ethical issues and economic decision making in a variety of contexts. It aims to develop participants’ capacity to analyse and argue the ethical dimension of contemporary and emerging business models. Using various philosophical theories of Ethics, we would explore social and ethical responsibility of corporations, social entrepreneurs and digital innovators. Our main task is to understand how ethical theories interact with practice and their applicability to different business models. We will not only apply ethical theories to some core areas such Information technology, HRM, Finance, Entrepreneurship but we will also cover ethical tension in emerging business models such as Uber, Airbnb and other actors in platform economy. A core question that is inherent in the key themes of the course is who is responsible for business ethics?
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills 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 business and workplace decision making; and,
- Apply systematic ethical reasoning to business dilemmas and communicate effectively in oral and written forms, using the concepts, logic and rhetorical conventions of business ethics.
- Typical assessments may include, but is not restricted to: in-class exercises, written and oral assignments, quizzes, examinations, group project tasks, oral presentation, and other assessment deemed appropriate to show attainment of the learning outcomes set for the course. Further details will be made available via the Class Summary. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Oral assessment task. Further details, including % value, will be made available via the Class Summary (0) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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Students taking this course are expected to commit 130 hours to completing the work. For semester length offerings this will typically include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (excluding non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assessment work.
This course has no inherent requirements.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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