Courses & Units

Management Ethics BMA735

Hobart, Launceston


The primary focus of this unit is ethics as it applies to business and management practice. The unit is interdisciplinary in character as questions of management practice, organisational theory and economic policy intertwine with issues of rights and responsibilities, duties and obligations, justice and law. The unit will begin by providing you with an understanding of the major ethical theories of utilitarianism, deontology, rights, and justice. It will then proceed, firstly, to discuss the implications these have for management, and secondly, to explore contemporary issues facing today's manager. Topics include: the nature and extent of corporate social responsibility; multinationals and global ethics; bribery; affirmative action; employee rights; whistleblowing; product safety; ethical issues in marketing, advertising, and environmental protection. You are given the opportunity to explore a wide range of contemporary case materials in which managers try to reconcile the demands of expediency and the demands of principle.


Unit name Management Ethics
Unit code BMA735
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management

Dr Bernard Mees

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Spring school (extended) On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019
Spring school (extended) 28/10/2019 20/11/2019 23/12/2019 16/2/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $2,611.00 091701

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Teaching Pattern

Face-to-face teaching will generally consist of either weekly two-hour workshops or fortnightly three-hour workshops and may include tutorials.


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