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Ethics, Business and Work

Undergraduate | MAQ-PHIX2010 | 2024

Previously MAQ-PHIX201

Break down the ethical considerations that can stem from business activities. Firm up your view on a business' social responsibilities. Unpack codes of conduct and whistleblowing. Question the ability of corporations to influence government policies.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
1 Dec 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024,
9 Dec 2024

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Ethics, Business and Work

About this subject

  • At the completion on this subject students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate good general knowledge of the major issues in contemporary business and professional ethics
    2. Understand the major ethical concepts and theories that inform the business and professional ethics literature
    3. Analyse and critically evaluate theories and arguments in the relevant literature
    4. Relate ethical concepts and theories to relevant case studies and current events
    5. Develop their own perspective, through analysis of the views and arguments presented in the unit
    6. Demonstrate improved skills in clarity of thought and communication.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-PHI230 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-PHIX201 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) PHI230, PHIL201, PHIL264, PHIL364, PHL264, PHL364, PHIX201
Pre-requisite 40cp at 1000 level or above

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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