Business, Ethics and the Law (CLAW2207)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

Further unit of study information

Classes

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%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

CLAW1001

Prohibitions

CLAW2007

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.