BUSINESS ETHICS

MGT2BEX

2019

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 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 literature to develop moral reasoning, in order to present an ethically based case to your peers and/or external parties.







SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student must be enrolled in one of the following courses: LBAB, LBABM, LBABK, LDAB, LAAB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MGT2BET

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMoral Issues in BusinessRecommendedShaw, Barry, Issa and Catley (2013), 2nd Asia Pacific EditionCengage Learning
ReadingsBusiness Ethics Learner ResourcePrescribedDidasko Digital, 2017Didasko Group

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:
Case studies, working in groups, 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:
Case studies, working in groups, critical reflection.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
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:
Case studies, working in groups, 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

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 11, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 45
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group case study report and presentation750-words + 2 min presentation per student. Please note the group report is worth 20% and the group presentation is worth 10%.30 01, 02, 03
Individual critical reflection1000 words15 01, 02, 03
3 x online activitiesEquivalent to 500-750 words15 02, 04
Individual analysis of an ethical scenario2,000 words40 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 06 - 17
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 06 to week 17 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group case study report and presentation750-words + 2 min presentation per student. Please note the group report is worth 20% and the group presentation is worth 10%.30 01, 02, 03
Individual critical reflection1000 words15 01, 02, 03
3 x online activitiesEquivalent to 500-750 words15 02, 04
Individual analysis of an ethical scenario2,000 words40 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 19 - 30
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 19 to week 30 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group case study report and presentation750-words + 2 min presentation per student. Please note the group report is worth 20% and the group presentation is worth 10%.30 01, 02, 03
Individual critical reflection1000 words15 01, 02, 03
3 x online activitiesEquivalent to 500-750 words15 02, 04
Individual analysis of an ethical scenario2,000 words40 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 8, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 32 - 43
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group case study report and presentation750-words + 2 min presentation per student. Please note the group report is worth 20% and the group presentation is worth 10%.30 01, 02, 03
Individual critical reflection1000 words15 01, 02, 03
3 x online activitiesEquivalent to 500-750 words15 02, 04
Individual analysis of an ethical scenario2,000 words40 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 9, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 36 - 47
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 47 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group case study report and presentation750-words + 2 min presentation per student. Please note the group report is worth 20% and the group presentation is worth 10%.30 01, 02, 03
Individual critical reflection1000 words15 01, 02, 03
3 x online activitiesEquivalent to 500-750 words15 02, 04
Individual analysis of an ethical scenario2,000 words40 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 10, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 41 - 52
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 41 to week 52 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group case study report and presentation750-words + 2 min presentation per student. Please note the group report is worth 20% and the group presentation is worth 10%.30 01, 02, 03
Individual critical reflection1000 words15 01, 02, 03
3 x online activitiesEquivalent to 500-750 words15 02, 04
Individual analysis of an ethical scenario2,000 words40 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 12, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 49
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 49 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group case study report and presentation750-words + 2 min presentation per student. Please note the group report is worth 20% and the group presentation is worth 10%.30 01, 02, 03
Individual critical reflection1000 words15 01, 02, 03
3 x online activitiesEquivalent to 500-750 words15 02, 04
Individual analysis of an ethical scenario2,000 words40 04