Business Ethics and Corporate Governance - 2017

Unit summary

IBA306

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP3
  • Assessment: Group Project - Problem Based Learning (40%) , Journal - Individual Learning Journal (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,324.00
HECS 1,324.00
International 1,574.00

This unit enhances awareness of ethical issues connected with international corporate decision-making and provides students with business strategies and frameworks that assist in the analysis and resolution of ethical problems. An analytic section introduces concepts including corporate social responsibility (CSR) and moral decision making processes. A thematic section then covers ethical issues related to the global business system, international management strategies, technology, external and internal stakeholders and corporate governance.

Students will be required to complete an individual oral presentation as part of one assessment task.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. identify and discuss ethical and corporate governance issues among a diverse group of people
  2. apply ethical theories and frameworks to analyse and make recommendations to resolve ethical issues in business
  3. identify different stakeholders and analyse their differing perspectives on ethical issues
  4. develop logical and coherent arguments to support ethical viewpoints
  • Group Project — Problem Based Learning (40%)
  • Journal — Individual Learning Journal (30%)
  • Presentation — Case Study Analysis (30%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Note: Level 3 units normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in this area, eg from studying related Level 1 and 2 units or other relevant experience.

  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1The business and society relationship
2Business and government
3Ethics and CSR: a stakeholder approach
4Corporate governance and strategic management
5Personal and organizational ethics
6Ethical issues and crisis management in the global economy
7Consumer stakeholders
8The environment as stakeholder
9Corporate responsibility and employees

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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