Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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
  • Topics

    • The business and society relationship
    • Business and government
    • Ethics and CSR: a stakeholder approach
    • Corporate governance and strategic management
    • Personal and organizational ethics
    • Ethical issues and crisis management in the global economy
    • Consumer stakeholders
    • The environment as stakeholder
    • Corporate responsibility and employees
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

Entry Requirements


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

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

This subject 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.

  • Individual Learning Journal (50%)
  • Group Problem Based Learning (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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