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.
Three hours of classes per week, which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops
class participation (10%), presentation (5%), group paper (10%), research paper (35%), mid-semester exam (20%), final exam (20%)
CLAW1001 or CLAW2214