VALUES, ETHICS AND DIVERSITY IN ORGANISATIONS

BUO5VED

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to develop students' critical thinking 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 business ethics and diversity 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 Available only to students enrolled in LMMBAO

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BUA5VED

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Preparatory reading, podcasts and online discussion forum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

02. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of workplace diversity and moral development, and how personal values, ethics and diversity inform organisational experience

Activities:
Preparatory reading, videos, podcasts and online discussion forum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

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

Activities:
Analysis of case studies and online discussion forum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

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

Activities:
Preparatory reading, videos, analysis of case studies and online discussion forum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2015, Teaching Session 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Access via subject website; additional assessed online facilitated discussions will also occur for this subject. Please refer to subject learning guide."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Business ethics: individual written assignment (2500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04
Diversity: individual written assignment (2500 words)35 02, 03, 04
Online forum participation (1 forum per week; 5% per week for 6 weeks; 1000 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2015, Teaching Session 7, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Access via subject website; additional online facilitated discussions will also occur for this subject. Please refer to subject learning guide."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Business ethics: individual written assignment (2500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04
Diversity: individual written assignment (2500 words)35 02, 03, 04
Online forum participation (1 forum per week; 5% per week for 6 weeks; 1000 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2015, Teaching Session 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGavin Jack

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Access via subject website; additional online facilitated discussions will also occur for this subject. Please refer to subject learning guide."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Business ethics: individual written assignment (2500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04
Diversity: individual written assignment (2500 words)35 02, 03, 04
Online forum participation (1 forum per week; 5% per week for 6 weeks; 1000 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2015, Teaching Session 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Access via subject website; additional online facilitated discussions will also occur for this subject. Please refer to subject learning guide."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Business ethics: individual written assignment (2500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04
Diversity: individual written assignment (2500 words)35 02, 03, 04
Online forum participation (1 forum per week; 5% per week for 6 weeks; 1000 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2015, Teaching Session 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Access via subject website; additional online facilitated discussions will also occur for this subject. Please refer to subject learning guide."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Business ethics: individual written assignment (2500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04
Diversity: individual written assignment (2500 words)35 02, 03, 04
Online forum participation (1 forum per week; 5% per week for 6 weeks; 1000 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04