Business & Society
Critique the ties between society, business, government and the not-for-profit sector. Survey historical and cultural factors and assess their influence on these relationships. Explore topics such as sustainability and ethical decision-making.
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Subjects may require attendance
- 30 Nov 2020
- 31 May 2021
- 29 Nov 2021
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- describe the relationship between the elements which make up societies and how these relationships affect the nature of work
- analyse how the development of these relationships is affected by time and place, including the relationships between Indigenous cultures and business
- identify ethical issues in business, government, not-for-profits and society
- identify the features of the intended profession and professional life in the community
- relate the importance and relevant features of student graduate qualities in preparing students for professional life in the community..
- Introduction to society, business and work
- Culture and social institutions
- Explaining society
- The work ethic and business
- Ethics and business
- Economic and environmental sustainability
- Social sustainability
- Australian culture and indigenous issues
No eligibility 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.
- Reflective Journal 2500 words (35%)
- Online Presentation (15%)
- Invigilated Exam - 2 hours (50%)
Textbooks are not required.
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