Undergraduate | USA-BUSS1067-2023
Business and Society
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- 09 Jan 2023,
- 26 June 2023
About this subject
What you'll learn
By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe different perspectives on the role of business in society.
- Identify ethical issues in business, government, not-for-profits and society
- Analyse how different perspectives impact the duties and responsibilities of business.
- The role of business in society
- Economic systems
- Ethics in business
- Social sustainability
- Environmental sustainability
- First nations people in Australia
This course aims to give you an understanding of the relationship between society, business, government and the not-for-profit sector. This course will develop your capability to make more ethical decisions both personally and professionally.
During the course, you will be introduced to the concepts of business in society, business ethics, and sustainability. You’ll also gain a broader understanding of key ethical and sustainability challenges that confront businesses and societies.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a first-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Business degrees.
Should your course have an exam it will be scheduled for Australian Central Standard Time or Australian Central Daylight Time, depending on the time of the year.
- Reflective journal (50%)
- Case study (50%)
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