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MANT331 Business Ethics

Ethical issues in business including ethical theory and reasoning, nature and evolution of the business system, internal and external constituencies, and an examination of ethical functioning in business.

This paper examines ethical issues in business with the aim of providing students with the tools to evaluate and resolve such issues from day-to-day managerial decisions and actions to the global issues facing business and society.

Paper title Business Ethics
Paper code MANT331
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $813.45
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
36 200-level points from Commerce Schedule C
Schedule C
Commerce
Eligibility
This paper is suitable for undergraduates, graduates and professionals seeking to gain insight into the ethical dilemmas that businesses face in today's society.
Contact
management@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Maja Graso
Paper Structure
The paper covers two key areas of contemporary business ethics:
  • Organisational ethics - normative ethics, ethical dilemmas and ethical decision-making at the individual and organisational level
  • Institutional/structural ethics - examining and evaluating ethical issues raised in the context of social practices, institutions and economic systems that shape the relationship between business, society, the environment and people
Teaching Arrangements
Heavy emphasis on individual preparation for seminars, group discussion and feedback.
Textbooks
To be announced.
Course outline
View the course outline MANT 331
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this paper, you should be able to:
  • Make ethical decisions
  • Identify how ethical decisions affect various stakeholders
  • Use a variety of philosophical frameworks to explore ethical issues
  • Discuss the implications of some of the major ethical issues facing business and society

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 09:00-09:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
T2 Monday 10:00-10:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
T3 Monday 11:00-11:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40

Ethical issues in business including ethical theory and reasoning, nature and evolution of the business system, internal and external constituencies, and an examination of ethical functioning in business.

This paper examines ethical issues in business with the aim of providing students with the tools to evaluate and resolve such issues from day-to-day managerial decisions and actions to the global issues facing business and society.

Paper title Business Ethics
Paper code MANT331
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
36 200-level points from Commerce Schedule C
Schedule C
Commerce
Eligibility
This paper is suitable for undergraduates, graduates and professionals seeking to gain insight into the ethical dilemmas that businesses face in today's society.
Contact
management@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Coordinator: Dr Maja Graso
Paper Structure
The paper covers two key areas of contemporary business ethics:
  • Organisational ethics - normative ethics, ethical dilemmas and ethical decision-making at the individual and organisational level
  • Institutional/structural ethics - examining and evaluating ethical issues raised in the context of social practices, institutions and economic systems that shape the relationship between business, society, the environment and people
Teaching Arrangements
Heavy emphasis on individual preparation for seminars, group discussion and feedback.
Textbooks
Joanne B. Ciulla, Clancy Martin & Robert C. Solomon. Honest Work: A Business Ethics Reader, Oxford University Press.
Course outline
View the course outline MANT 331
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this paper, you should be able to:
  • Make ethical decisions
  • Identify how ethical decisions affect various stakeholders
  • Use a variety of philosophical frameworks to explore ethical issues
  • Discuss the implications of some of the major ethical issues facing business and society

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 09:00-09:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
T2 Monday 10:00-10:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
T3 Monday 11:00-11:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40