Term 3 – 2017

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General Information

Overview

This unit aims to develop an understanding of the underlying concepts of corporate governance, ethics and organisational citizenship which are relevant to the contemporary business environment. To do this, the unit will focus on values, philosophies, theories and models of corporate governance and ethical practice. By using a combination of case study analysis and role-play, you will develop an awareness of the role that ethical issues play in business governance and management, and develop an ability to critically analyse ethical issues that arise in business life.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate

Unit Level: Level 3

Credit Points: 6

Student Contribution Band: 3

Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Offerings For Term 3 – 2017

Brisbane

Distance

Melbourne

Sydney

Attendance Requirements

ACCT19083 Corporate Governance And EthicsAll on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

ACCT19083 Corporate Governance

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Please Visit Moodle for more information.

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at University requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Regional Campuses

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Noosa, Rockhampton, Townsville

Metropolitan Campuses

Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Assessment Overview

  1. Written Assessment Weighting: 30%
  2. Group Discussion Weighting: 10%
  3. Written Assessment Weighting: 40%
  4. Online Quiz(zes) Weighting: 20%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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You may wish to view these policies:

 Grades and Results Procedure

Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)

Review of Grade Procedure

Academic Misconduct Procedure

Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students

Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students

Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure

Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure

Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student evaluations

Feedback

Not all materials were available at the start of term, especially recorded lectures.

Recommendation

All learning materials will be available at the start of term, with the exception of lectures that are recorded during the term.

Unit Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

Apply the fundamental principles of business ethics and corporate governance in a range of contexts

Given a case study, analyse ethical decision-making issues at the individual, group, and organisational levels

Practice ethical decision-making using appropriate strategies and models in a given context

Formulate solutions to ethical problems in organisations using effective ethics programs

Discuss and debate business ethics in a culturally-diverse global environment

Construct and defend a position for a given ethical problem based on values and knowledge of ethical behaviour across culture

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

1 – Written Assessment – 30%

  1. Apply the fundamental principles of business ethics and corporate governance in a range of contexts
  1. Given a case study, analyse ethical decision-making issues at the individual, group, and organisational levels
  1. Practice ethical decision-making using appropriate strategies and models in a given context
  1. Discuss and debate business ethics in a culturally-diverse global environment
  1. Construct and defend a position for a given ethical problem based on values and knowledge of ethical behaviour across cultures.

2 – Group Discussion – 10%

  1. Apply the fundamental principles of business ethics and corporate governance in a range of contexts
  1. Given a case study, analyse ethical decision-making issues at the individual, group, and organisational levels
  1. Practice ethical decision-making using appropriate strategies and models in a given context
  1. Discuss and debate business ethics in a culturally-diverse global environment
  1. Construct and defend a position for a given ethical problem based on values and knowledge of ethical behaviour across cultures.

3 – Written Assessment – 40%

  1. Apply the fundamental principles of business ethics and corporate governance in a range of contexts
  1. Given a case study, analyse ethical decision-making issues at the individual, group, and organisational levels
  1. Practice ethical decision-making using appropriate strategies and models in a given context
  1. Formulate solutions to ethical problems in organisations using effective ethics programs
  1. Discuss and debate business ethics in a culturally-diverse global environment
  1. Construct and defend a position for a given ethical problem based on values and knowledge of ethical behaviour across cultures.

4 – Online Quiz(zes) – 20%

  1. Apply the fundamental principles of business ethics and corporate governance in a range of contexts
  1. Formulate solutions to ethical problems in organisations using effective ethics programs

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Communication

Intermediate Level

  1. Discuss and debate business ethics in a culturally-diverse global environment

Intermediate Level

  1. Construct and defend a position for a given ethical problem based on values and knowledge of ethical behaviour across cultures.

Team Work

Intermediate Level

  1. Discuss and debate business ethics in a culturally-diverse global environment

Cross Cultural Competence

Intermediate Level

  1. Discuss and debate business ethics in a culturally-diverse global environment

Intermediate Level

  1. Construct and defend a position for a given ethical problem based on values and knowledge of ethical behaviour across cultures.

Ethical practice

Graduate Level

  1. Apply the fundamental principles of business ethics and corporate governance in a range of contexts

Graduate Level

  1. Given a case study, analyse ethical decision-making issues at the individual, group, and organisational levels

Graduate Level

  1. Practice ethical decision-making using appropriate strategies and models in a given context

Graduate Level

  1. Formulate solutions to ethical problems in organisations using effective ethics programs

Graduate Level

  1. Discuss and debate business ethics in a culturally-diverse global environment

Graduate Level

  1. Construct and defend a position for a given ethical problem based on values and knowledge of ethical behaviour across cultures.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

1 – Written Assessment – 30%

Communication: Intermediate Level

Cross Cultural Competence: Intermediate Level

Ethical practice: Graduate Level

2 – Group Discussion – 10%

Communication: Intermediate Level

Team Work: Intermediate Level

Cross Cultural Competence: Intermediate Level

Ethical practice: Intermediate Level

3 – Written Assessment – 40%

Communication: Intermediate Level

Information Literacy: Intermediate Level

Cross Cultural Competence: Intermediate Level

Ethical practice: Graduate Level

4 – Online Quiz(zes) – 20%

Problem Solving: Intermediate Level

Critical Thinking: Intermediate Level

Cross Cultural Competence: Intermediate Level

Ethical practice: Intermediate Level

Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Moral Issues in Business 3rd Edition (2016)

Authors: Shaw, William, Issa, Theodora, Catley, Bevan and Muntean, Donata

Cengage Learning

Melbourne, Vic, Australia

ISBN 9780170366694

Additional Textbook Information

Follow the link to purchase e-Book:

https://cengage.com.au/product/division/university/title/moral-issues-in-business/isbn/9780170366694

View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:

CQUniversity Student Email

Internet

Unit Website (Moodle)

Micorsoft Office or equivalent (wordprocessing)

Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association (APA) For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

: Review/Exam Week Friday (16 Feb 2018) 11:45 pm AEST

Assessment Tasks

1 Individual Assessment – Report (30%)

Assessment Type

Written Assessment

Task Description

This assessment item involves a written report on a contemporary topic based on one or more of the first five modules in this unit. The specific topic will be presented for you in Moodle in Week 1. The topic will require a critique of a particular scenario through the lens of one or more theories of ethics.

In your report, you are expected to draw on a number of sources for information in your business report such as textbooks, newspapers, magazine articles and academic journals. A minimum of three academic journals should be used for your report. The CQUni library database is a good starting point. Wikipedia is not an acceptable source of information for academic purpose.

You are required to answer these questions in the form of a report, in the following form:

BrisbaneBundabergCairnsEmeraldGladstoneMackayMelbourneNoosaRockhamptonSydneyTownsville