SOCIAL CONTEXT FOR BUSINESS

BUO5VED

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will develop your ability to critically assess the role of values, ethics and diversity in contemporary organisations.  You will also be provided 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 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 interests.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Wildenauer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student must be enrolled in LMMBAO, LMMBA or LMMBAA to do this subject

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BUA5VED

Equivalent subjects BUA5VED

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 or organisational practices.

Activities:
Preparatory reading, online discussion forums and real-world scenarios/cases.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

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

Activities:
Preparatory reading, videos and online discussion forums.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

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:
Analysis of case studies and online discussion forum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

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:
Preparatory reading, videos, analysis of case studies and online discussion forum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2020, Online StudyPeriod 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Wildenauer

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 44 - 50
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 44 to week 50 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*
Individual written assignment2000 words35 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual written assignment2000 words35 01, 02, 03, 04
Online forum participationforum per week for 6 weeks; 1500 words equivalent30 01, 02, 03, 04