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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Meaning of Work and Work Life Balance
    • Being Professional
    • Ethics: Recognising Ethical Issues
    • Ethics: Decision-Making and Challenges
    • Sustainability: Introduction to Sustainability
    • Sustainability: Environmental Sustainability
    • Sustainability: Social Sustainability
    • Contributing to Society as Professionals
    • Living a Fulfilling Life
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

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

  1. describe the relationship between the elements which make up societies and how these relationships affect the nature of work
  2. analyse how the development of these relationships is affected by time and place, including the relationships between Indigenous cultures and business
  3. identify ethical issues in business, government, not-for-profits and society
  4. identify the features of the intended profession and professional life in the commsubjecty
  5. relate the importance and relevant features of student graduate qualities in preparing students for professional life in the commsubjecty.
  • Assignment 1 - Reflective Journal 2500 words (45%)
  • Assignment 2 - Examination-2 hours (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Online Presentation (25%)

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

The aim of this subject is to develop students' understanding of the relationship between society, business, government, and the not-for-profit sector. It also aims to enable students to identify a range of professional capabilities necessary for participation in a sustainable society.

Business and Society provides an introduction to the relationship between society, business, government and the not-for-profit sector. It considers the historical and cultural influences on that relationship and the responsibilities of professionals as managers, practitioners, employees and customers. It provides the foundation for future study in the Accounting Degree.

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