SOCIAL CONTEXT FOR BUSINESS

BUA5VED

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to develop your ability to critically assess the role of values, ethics and diversity in contemporary organisations. It also provides you with an opportunity to reflect on your role as a leader in terms of values, ethics, and the diversity in society.  Through the use of ethical theories and real-world scenarios you will aim to develop your abilities to re-frame organisational practices in their ethical context and to include ethical considerations in organisational decision-making.  The concept of workplace inclusion is introduced and evaluated with particular regard to the most pressing demographic issues in the Australian and global contexts, and informed by theories of human rights, just distribution, respect and equality.  A selection of other relevant topics (e.g., conflict within teams, the future of work) will be introduced, shaped by current research, current events, and your interest.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Wildenauer

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 subjects BUO5VED

Equivalent subjects BUO5VED

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically apply theoretical understanding of ethics, organisational values, and social inclusion to real-world contexts through case analysis of organisational practices

Activities:
Interactive workshops, including group-work and real-world scenarios/cases.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

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

Activities:
Interactive workshops, including group-work, guest speakers and real-world scenarios/cases. Concepts applied to current organisational issues, as well as student's own experience.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

03. Critically analyse popular frameworks for managing business ethics and inclusion, and examine practical issues in both organisational ethics and in the most common approaches to inclusion in organisations.

Activities:
Interactive workshops, including group-work, guest speakers and real-world scenarios/cases. Assessments require analysis and application of frameworks to an organisation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

04. Evaluate the relationship between values, ethics and laws in the workplace and how these in turn may affect organisational responses to issues of social inclusion.

Activities:
In-class group and individual activities, including discussions on and role-playing organisational responses to issues of social inclusion. Reflective assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2020, Week 27-38, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Wildenauer

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 27 - 38
Four 8.0 hours seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual written assignment (2000 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual written assignment (2000 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04
In-class case study (equivalent to 1500 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04