Business and Professional Ethics

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Macquarie University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

Want more course info?

FREE CALL 1800 063 523

Monday to Friday: 8am - late
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 5pm

About this unit

Learn about the role of ethics in the workplace in this Business and Professional Ethics course unit. Delivered online through Open Universities and run by Macquarie University, this unit will cover contemporary business and professional ethics, and the main ethical issues caused by business and employee activity.

You will discuss justice, markets and capitalism, stakeholders and shareholders, corporate social responsibility, labour relations, environmental sustainability and globalisation as you explore the roles and responsibilities of corporations.

In the second half of the unit, you will analyse the duties of a business to its employees, as well as the rights and obligations of the employees, covering topics such as discrimination, loyalty, whistleblowing, privacy, and truth and ethics in advertising.

Eligibility

Applicants must have completed some level 1 studies before starting this unit.

Areas of study

In this ethics unit, the topics you will study include:

  • What is business ethics?
  • Ethical reasoning in business
  • What is the function of a corporation? Shareholders and stakeholders
  • Justice, markets and capitalism
  • Current issues: sustainability and globalisation
  • Current issues: sustainability and environmental ethics
  • Corporate influence on government, and corporate accountability
  • Discrimination and affirmative action
  • Professional morality and codes of conduct
  • Loyalty and whistleblowing
  • Privacy

Course pathways

This unit is a part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

This unit is an approved elective in the following course:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

Get more information

Worried your online qualification won't be recognised? Think again.

How will this unit advance my career?

Relevant to students in accounting, business, humanities and social sciences, this course unit will give you a thorough understanding of professional ethics and ethical issues that can arise in a business context.

You will have knowledge of the major ethical concepts and theories and relate these to real world scenarios and current events. Through topics such as professional morality, loyalty and ethical reasoning, you will be able to develop your own perspective on professional ethics.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Business and Professional Ethics from Macquarie University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

Get more information

Want more information about the career benefits of this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.

Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

Get more information

Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Bachelor of Accounting

This online Bachelor of Accounting course will give you the accounting skills to work in auditing, taxation, policy formulation, strategic planning and financial management.



read more

Bachelor of Arts

This online Bachelor of Arts course, offered by Macquarie University, gives you the opportunity to study units from a wide range of humanities disciplines.
read more

Get more information

Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.

FREE CALL 1800 063 523

Monday to Friday: 8am - late
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 5pm

Over 1,000 accredited online courses from leading Australian universities, TAFEs and colleges