Sound and effective management and leadership require not only financial and technical expertise but also ethical competency. This unit provides a focus on ethical decision-making, and in particular introduces a series of frameworks for discerning what is right and wrong in important areas of business practice. Ethical competency is the ability to, a) perceive the ethical implications of a situation, b) engage in sound ethical reasoning, and c) develop sustainable problem-solving strategies.
|Unit name||Managerial Social Responsibility|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Doctor Mark Wickham|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania and Third Party(ies): ECA|Universal College of Higher Education Hong Kong|
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|Online||Accelerated Study Period 1||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Hong Kong Universal Ed||Semester 1||On-Campus||International|
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Accelerated Study Period 1||30/1/2023||22/2/2023||16/3/2023||30/4/2023|
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- Describe theories and concepts of ethical reasoning
- Explain the ethical issues of relevance to a business context
- Apply ethical reasoning to make evidence-based management decisions
- Communicate complex ethical analyses and judgements using a team-based approach
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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Prerequisites1 x introductory level, or higher, unit
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:BMA350, BMA391-A, BMA291-A, BAA310
|Assessment||Live Case Analysis (30%)|Team Case Analyses x 2 (30%)|Capstone assignment (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
There is no prescribed text for this unit. See MyLO for access to the required readings in this unit.
Carroll, AB, Brown J & Bocholtz, AK 2017, Business and society: Ethics and stakeholder management, 10th ed., Cengage, Stamford.
Crane, D, Matten, D, Glozer, s & Spence, L 2019, Business ethics: Managing corporate citizenship and sustainability in the age of globalization, 5th ed., Oxford University Press, UK.
De George, RT 2013, Business ethics, International ed., Pearson, UK.
Hartman, LP, DesJardins, JR & McDonald, C 2017, Business ethics: Decision making for personal integrity & social responsibility 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, Sydney.
Kofman, P & Paine C 2018, A matter of trust: The practice of ethics in finance, Melbourne University Press, Victoria.
Shaw, WH, Barry, V, Issa, T, Catley, B & Muntean, D 2016. Moral issues in business, 3rd ed., Cengage, Victoria.
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