BUSINESS ETHICS

MGT2BET

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Through the introduction and engagement of a number of moral frameworks to analyse issues and challenges in the management and operations of a contemporary organization the business ethics (BET) student will participate in an innovative and challenging learning experience / process via the completion of oral and written in-class and external assessment tasks. Students will adopt relevant roles to participate in a high-level, ethics and rights discussion and debate, to consider 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, students will explore and analyse relevant literatures to develop their roles and moral reasoning, in order to present (oral / written) an ethnically 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

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMoral Issues in BusinessPrescribedTBCTBC
Readings8 student selected journal articlesRecommendedTBCTBC
ReadingsInternet resources: Subject Lib Guide and LMSRecommendedTBCTBC
ReadingsMedia: Flow (documentary Flim)RecommendedTBCTBC

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, working in groups, critical reflection. Assessment Task 1: Critical reflection exercises Assessment Task 2: Group Case study Assessment Task 3: Final Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

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

Activities:
Assessment Task 2: Group Case study In class case studies, working in groups, critical reflection.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

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, working in groups, critical reflection. Assessment Task 1: Critical reflection exercises Assessment Task 2: Group Case study Assessment Task 3: Final Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

04. Negotiate and design a presentation (within a team in written and oral form) to argue a stance on a moral dilemma in a business ethics context.

Activities:
In class case studies, working in groups, critical reflection. Assessment Task 1: Critical reflection exercises Assessment Task 2: Group Case study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

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Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Tutorials commence in week 2 of semester"

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 3: Final Exam50 01, 03
Assessment Task 1: Individual Reflective Exercises20 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment Task 2: Group Case Study30 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 42
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 3: Final Exam50 01, 03
Assessment Task 1: Individual Reflective Exercises20 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment Task 2: Group Case Study30 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Class requirements

Lecture
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 3: Final Exam50 01, 03
Assessment Task 1: Individual Reflective Exercises20 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment Task 2: Group Case Study30 01, 02, 03, 04