Awarded by Griffith University, Business Ethics and Corporate governance focuses on key issues that are critical to international corporate decision-making. It introduces concepts that include corporate social responsibility (CSR) and helps lay the foundations for a moral decision making process.
Delivered online by Open Universities Australia, the unit enhances student’s awareness about ethical issues related to the global business system, as well as international management strategies, technology, external and internal stakeholders and also issues of corporate governance.
Students will learn about governance and ethics as it applies to internal and external stakeholders – including consumers, the environment, and employees. Furthermore they will gain a grounding in personal and organisational ethics.
As a level 3 unit, a moderate level of previous knowledge in the area is assumed.
Areas of study
In this Business Ethics and Corporate Governance unit, the topics you will study include:
The business and society relationship
Business and government
Ethics and CSR: a stakeholder approach
Corporate governance and strategic management
Personal and organisational ethics
Ethical issues and crisis management in the global economy
The environment as stakeholder
Corporate responsibility and employees
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Bachelor of Business, Griffith University
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
Bachelor of Communication, Griffith University
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.
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This unit prepares students to become effective and ethical professional communicators, equipping them with strategies and frameworks to analyse and resolve a range of ethical problems. Students will be familiarised with concepts such as corporate social responsibility and the complexities of dealing with external and internal stakeholders. These skills and sensibilities are necessary in a globalised business environment whether in a board room, as a professional communicator, or in business consulting.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Business Ethics and Corporate Governance from Griffith 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 may be 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.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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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).
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