2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.
|Corporate Governance, Law and Ethics|
|Lectures||1x 3hr lecture per week|
|Assessment||Group postings on audit reports (10%), Individual project assessment (30%), Individual development of a project charter and plan (60%)|
|Description||This unit explores the relationship between business law and ethical principles in contemporary corporate governance and professional practice. As well as equipping students with an understanding of current legal requirements regarding business and professional conduct, the unit endeavours both to sensitize students to the range of ethical issues that today\\\'s managers and business professionals may face, and to provide a range of ethical frameworks that may assist them in addressing and resolving ethical conflicts. Students will have the opportunity to think critically about the underlying principles and assumptions that are the foundation of ethics in business and the professions. The unit uses case studies to examine legal and ethical dilemmas and decisions in key fields of business and professional practice, including business law, corporate governance, auditing and accounting, marketing and advertising, and information technology.|