Being a successful manager and leader requires engagement with the ethical aspects of business management and consideration of the broader socio-political role that organisations play in contemporary society. The primary focus of this unit is the ethics of business and the application of moral norms to management practice. The unit begins by providing you with an understanding of the major international ethical traditions and their application to business management. The unit provides you with a thorough understanding of ethics and morality in organisations, and explores the key ethical issues facing contemporary managers. Topics include: ethical leadership; ethics codes; whistleblowing; corporate social responsibility; sustainability; diversity and social license. You are given the opportunity to analyse a wide range of contemporary case materials and explore how value-driven decision-making can occur in dynamic, complex and diverse environments.
|Unit name||Management Ethics|
|Faculty/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|LO1||describe and apply a variety of world-views on, and theories of ethics.|
|LO2||critically reflect upon, give voice to and enact your moral values, in the light of the context within which you are likely to perform the role of a manager.|
|LO3||communicate an informed view of social responsibility.|
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Face-to-face teaching will generally consist of either weekly two-hour workshops or fortnightly three-hour workshops and may include tutorials. Classes will be scheduled in the evenings.
Essay (40%), Case studies (60%)
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