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BUS B368

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BUSINESS ISSUES AND ETHICS

BUS B368

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BUSINESS ISSUES AND ETHICS

Course Start Date
Aut 2022
Course Level
Higher
Length in Terms
1 terms
Credits
5
Language
English
Fees ($) (including lab fees)
6,600
Future Terms
Aut 23
Quota and Schedule
Course Start Date
Course LevelLength in TermsCredits
Language
Fees ($) (including lab fees)
Future Terms
Aut 2022
Higher1 terms5
English
6,600
Aut 23

Course Coordinator: Teh Seng Chiao Gordon Roy, BSBA (HPU); GCert (VU, Melbourne); MBA (Strathclyde); MBRM (HKMU)

Course Developer: Dr VAN ESCH Emmy

Aims
The overall aims of BUS B368 Business Issues and Ethics are to:

  • introduce students to business issues that raise ethical questions;
  • provide students with a conceptual framework and body of knowledge to enable them to understand and respond to ethical issues in business;
  • enable students to perceive ethical issues from the perspectives of all stakeholders in business situations, including employees, managers, directors, shareholders, customers and consumers, suppliers, competitors, the financial world, auditors, regulators, society, and the public at large;
  • equip students with the introductory knowledge and ability they need to critique ethical codes in business organizations, the financial sector and the professions, and to understand problems associated with the introduction and operation of such codes;
  • spark students’ interest with examples from around the world so that they can recognize the ethical dimensions of business situations and identify appropriate reactions; and
  • challenge students by asking them to identify appropriate reactions to contemporary issues in business ethics.

Contents
The course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to business ethics
  • Contextualizing business ethics
  • Business ethics and the environment
  • Business ethics and information technology
  • Business ethics and globalization

Learning support
There will be three three-hour tutorials and one three-hour surgery.

Assessment
There are two assignments and one examination. Students must use word processing software (such as Microsoft Word) to prepare the assignments, and submit the assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

Set book(s)
A custom textbook will be provided.