BUSINESS ETHICS

MGT2BET

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will be introduced to a number of moral frameworks that you will use to analyse ethical issues for management. You will participate in an innovative and challenging learning experience/process via the completion of online and in-class assessment tasks. You will adopt relevant roles to participate in a high-level ethics and rights discussion and debate, considering issues relating to organisations, global trade, advertising, the environment, politics, corruption and governance and the person as an individual. Working individually and in teams, within a collaborative learning environment, you will explore and analyse relevant literatures to develop moral reasoning, in order to present an ethically based case to their peers and/or external parties.







SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMoral Issues in BusinessPrescribedShaw, Barry, Issa, Catley and Muntean (2016), 3rd Asia Pacific EditionCengage Learning

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe, compare, contrast and critique four moral frames (using discipline-specific language and concepts within a business ethics context) in written and oral forms (individually and as a team) through the location and management of relevant information.

Activities:
In class case studies and exercises, group assignment, critical reflection.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

02. Propose a moral stance in relation to a complex issue in a business ethics context through the location and management of relevant information.

Activities:
In class case studies and exercises, group assignment, critical reflection.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

03. Analyse and apply moral frames (in written and oral forms) to support/reject a specific moral position as it applies to a business ethics dilemma.

Activities:
In class case studies and exercises, group assignment, critical reflection.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

04. Argue a stance on a moral dilemma in a business ethics context in a written case study.

Activities:
Individual case study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical reflection exercises1000 words15 01, 02, 03
Group case study report and presentation750 words + 2 min presentation per student. Please note the group report is worth 15% and group presentation is worth 15%30 01, 02, 03
3 x online activitiesEquivalent to 500-750 words15 02, 04
Individual analysis of an ethical scenario2000 words40 04

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 46
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via online.

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 46
One 2.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical reflection exercises1000 words15 01, 02, 03
Group case study report and presentation750 words + 2 min presentation per student. Please note the group report is worth 15% and group presentation is worth 15%30 01, 02, 03
3 x online activitiesEquivalent to 500-750 words15 02, 04
Individual analysis of an ethical scenario2000 words40 04

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical reflection exercises1000 words15 01, 02, 03
Group case study report and presentation750 words + 2 min presentation per student. Please note the group report is worth 15% and group presentation is worth 15%30 01, 02, 03
3 x online activitiesEquivalent to 500-750 words15 02, 04
Individual analysis of an ethical scenario2000 words40 04