MM322 Business Ethics

Updated: 28 November 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
UNE Sydney Campus Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites 48cp or candidature in BOrgLead or MBA(Intl) or MIntBus
Co-requisites None
Restrictions MM222 or MM422
Notes None
Combined Units None
  • Trimester 1 - Coordinator : Simon Burgess (
  • Trimester 3 - Coordinator : To be advised
Unit Description

This unit focusses on how ethical considerations apply to decision making in business. Ethical concepts and theories are illuminated by showing how they apply to real-world cases and dilemmas. In so doing, issues relating to sustainability, corporate social responsibility, transparency, economic development, fair trade, contrasting cultural values, corruption, exploitation and tax minimisation are addressed.

Prescribed Material


Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Moral Issues in Business

ISBN: 9780170366694
Shaw, W., Issa, T., Catley, B. and Muntean, D., Cengage Learning Australia 3rd ed. 2016

Note: An eBook is also available.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Essay 30% 2500
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1 - 4

Compulsory Navigating Ethical Dilemmas 20% 1500
Assessment Notes

Written assessment task.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 2, 3

Compulsory Tutorials 0% On Campus
Assessment Notes

On campus students must attend and participate in at least 8 tutorials.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50%
Assessment Notes

Students must obtain at least 50% in the examination (and at least 50% overall) to receive a pass (or better) in the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of/understanding of business ethics with depth in sustainability and apply this to business-related problems;
  2. use a range of cognitive and communication skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise relevant information drawn from a range of sources in order to demonstrate critical thinking and judgement in solving complex business-related problems;
  3. work independently and/or collaboratively to plan and execute tasks to enhance professional knowledge and skills; and
  4. demonstrate the ability to recognise, reflect on, and respond appropriately to a range of ethical, cultural or social issues influencing the practice of business.