Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2008. Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Total Time Commitment: Not available|
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Ethics or the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Ethics.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorProfessor Justin O'Brien
|Subject Overview:|| |
In this subject the student reviews major approaches taken in Western Moral Philosophy to ethical conduct, and applies their key notions and principles to business practice. The subject introduces students to ethical concepts and theories including Virtue Theory, Deontology, Rights, Utilitarianism and Social Justice. The subject explores the history of ethics; ethics and capitalism; ethical challenges in the workplace; social justice and public policy, ethical issues regarding the environment; ethics in international business. Key issues discussed include ethical relativism and multi-cultural differences; justice under capitalism; professional, workplace and environmental challenges for managers and employees. A subtopic is the issue of discrimination in gender, race and sexual preference, and arguments against any such practices. The subject aims to enable students to address a selection of common ethical dilemmas arising in business and professional life, and to help the student to understand and improve the ethical climate in their present or future place of work.
|Assessment:||Written work totalling 5000 words comprising assignment/s suitable for distance education study.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Ethics |
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Ethics
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