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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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Business, Ethics and the Law
UoS Code CLAW2207
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1
Prerequisites CLAW1001
Prohibitions CLAW2007
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures Three hours of classes per week, which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops
Assessment Mid-semester class test (20%), take home case study or research paper (30%), and final examination (50%)
Description Australian businesses operate in a complex regulatory environment that imposes legal obligations on business conduct. Society is increasingly demanding ethical and social responsibility from business, its managers and their professional advisers. This unit analyses the relationship between business, ethics and the law. This unit applies ethical philosophies to case studies in order to explore the types of decisions made by professionals and business managers. The unit examines the professional and legal obligations of accountants, auditors and lawyers and the interaction of these professionals with company officers. The unit aims to assist students to understand and apply ethics to their professional life and to governance in business.