VALUES, ETHICS AND DIVERSITY IN ORGANISATIONS

BUA5VED

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to develop students' critical thinking, writing and research skills to contribute to an informed analysis of the role of values, ethics and diversity in contemporary organisations. The concept of workplace diversity is introduced and evaluated with particular regard to the most pressing demographic issues in the Australian and global contexts. Through the use of ethical theories, the subject aims to develop students' abilities to re-frame organisational practices and to include ethical considerations in organisational decision-making. Frameworks and tools for managing diversity and business ethics are introduced and critically evaluated. The subject is designed to meet principles 1-4 of the PRME principles.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKate Grosser

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in LMMBA or HZMBHA or LMMBAH or LMMBAA or LZFABA to do this subject.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically apply theoretical understanding of diversity and ethics to real-world contexts through case analysis of organisational practices

Activities:
Assessment items one and two
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

02. Critically discuss and appraise the concepts of workplace diversity and moral development, and how personal values, ethics and diversity inform organisational experience

Activities:
Assessment items one and two
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

03. Explain and evaluate frameworks and techniques for managing workplace diversity and Business Ethics Management (BEM)

Activities:
Assessment items one and two
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Identify and summarise the relationship between ethics, morals, laws and diversity in the workplace

Activities:
Assessment item two
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2015, Semester 1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on any day including weekend at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"sessions will be video conferenced to regional campuses weekly."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual written assignment (on diversity) (2500 words)35 01, 02, 03
Individual written assignment (on ethics) (2500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04
In class group assessments in 3 parts throughout the subject (1 per weekend for block mode)equivalent to 500-700 words30 01, 02, 03, 04

City Campus, 2015, Week 34-43, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Grosser

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 34 - 42
Six 1.0 days block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 34 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Sessions will be 9-5pm 22 & 23 August; 19 & 20 September and 17 & 18 October."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual written assignment (on diversity) (2500 words)35 01, 02, 03
Individual written assignment (on ethics) (2500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04
In class group assessments in 3 parts throughout the subject (1 per weekend for block mode)equivalent to 500-700 words30 01, 02, 03, 04

Vietnam, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size60

Enrolment information Hanoi University agreement stipulates a maximum of 60 students Cohort recruitment is capped at 60

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual written assignment (on diversity) (2500 words)35 01, 02, 03
Individual written assignment (on ethics) (2500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04
In class group assessments in 3 parts throughout the subject (1 per weekend for block mode)equivalent to 500-700 words30 01, 02, 03, 04

Vietnam, 2015, Week 48-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Grosser

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 48 - 51
One 3.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 48 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual written assignment (on diversity) (2500 words)35 01, 02, 03
Individual written assignment (on ethics) (2500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04
In class group assessments in 3 parts throughout the subject (1 per weekend for block mode)equivalent to 500-700 words30 01, 02, 03, 04