Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction - The Organisation, Ethics and Law: Context
    • Legal Aspects of Business: Directors and their Duties
    • Board Room Case Study Part One - Introduction
    • Individual Behaviour and Ethics
    • Board Room Case Study Part Two: The Scenario Unfolds
    • Utilising Ethical Theories in Management Decision Making
    • Board Room Case Study Part Three: Scenario Unfolds Further
    • Internal CSR: Organisational Ethics: Codes of Ethics & Conduct
    • External CSR: Shareholder Rights & Anti-Corporate Activism
    • International Contexts for CSR
    • CSR as Private Regulation
    • Board Room Case Study Part Three: AGM and Stakeholder Meeting Scenario
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Blog
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Standard Media
      • Wikis

Upon successful completion of this subject you will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the principles of personal, professional and organisational ethics and links to decision making
  2. identify and be able to apply the principles of good corporate governance
  3. identify the legal components of corporate social responsibility
  4. analyse and correctly interpret laws relating to corporate governance
  5. demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes an effective corporate code of conduct
  6. identify social and environmental implications of business decisions and practices.
  • Assignment 1 - Assessment (25%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Report (35%)

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

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject will provide you with an introduction to corporations law and the duties of directors and managers. Managers need to understand their responsibilities to their company, shareholders, employees, customers, and society, and the types of rules that they should consider to appropriately regulate a company. Managers also need to be aware of the ways that external bodies regulate companies, and how to apply ethical standards to their role.

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