About this unit
Learn about the role of ethics in the workplace in this Business and Professional Ethics course unit. Delivered online through Open Universities and run by Macquarie University, this unit will cover contemporary business and professional ethics, and the main ethical issues caused by business and employee activity.
You will discuss justice, markets and capitalism, stakeholders and shareholders, corporate social responsibility, labour relations, environmental sustainability and globalisation as you explore the roles and responsibilities of corporations.
In the second half of the unit, you will analyse the duties of a business to its employees, as well as the rights and obligations of the employees, covering topics such as discrimination, loyalty, whistleblowing, privacy, and truth and ethics in advertising.
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Course pathwaysThis unit is a part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
- Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University
- Bachelor of Accounting, University of South Australia
- What is business ethics?
- Ethical reasoning in business
- What is the function of a corporation? Shareholders and stakeholders
- Justice, markets and capitalism
- Current issues: sustainability and globalisation
- Current issues: sustainability and environmental ethics
- Corporate influence on government, and corporate accountability
- Discrimination and affirmative action
- Professional morality and codes of conduct
- Loyalty and whistleblowing
Why Open Universities Australia?
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
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