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In pursuing the ethical basis for business policy and practice, we will look at changing notions of corporate performance. Participants will address such issues as: What is success in business? What good does business do and how does it do it? What are major causes of the breakdown of business ethics? We will also study the practice of business ethics, with the aim to expand capacity for moral inquiry, dialogue, and decision making in ways that will be useful in your professional and civic lives.
This course considers the roles of organisations and individuals in business and society. The notion that corporations are simply wealth creating organisations, with little social and ethical responsibility to the broader public and the physical environment, is no longer acceptable. Communities command that corporations go beyond their economic brief to provide surplus resources in the form of philanthropy and other social initiatives. In this course we examine how corporations and other organisations are attempting to balance the pursuit of profits and good corporate citizenship as stakeholder expectations accelerate the need to better understand the role of corporations in society.WorkloadThe estimated workload breakdown for MGMT333 is: Lectures 12Workshop Activities 12Lecture and Workshop Preparation 48Reflections 8Individual Assignment 27Final Exam 3Final Exam Preparation 40Total 150 hours
The objectives of the course are:LO.1 Analyse the impact of the capitalist context for corporate responsibility.LO.2 Understand personal and organisational factors that enhance and diminish ethical decision-making and corporate responsibility.LO.3 Apply ethical and multi-stakeholder frameworks to decision-making.LO.4 Apply ethical understanding to real world cases.LO.5 Explore the possibility of working for or setting up ‘business for good’ opportunities through the study of exemplary businesses.Learning Objectives, BComStudents have an in-depth understanding of their majoring subject and are able to critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within the discipline.Students have a broad understanding of the key domains of commerce.Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers which can be used in a range of applications. Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree. Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.For quality assurance purposes the School is required to hold on record a number of assessment pieces as examples of differing standards of work. If you have any objections to the school holding your assessment for this purpose then email the course coordinator to ensure your assignment is not used for this purpose.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
(1) MGMT230; and (2) Any 30 points at 200-level or above RP: Other essay-based courses
Other essay-based courses
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Assessment 1: Reflections (2 x 5% = 10% total)The reflective journal assessment component of this course asks you to think and write about your personal reaction to the lectures, readings and group work you will do in tutorials. Details will be provided on Learn. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.Assessment 2: Workshop activities (1% per workshop up to 10% total)Attending each workshop and taking part in activities will gain you 1% of your total course marks. To gain the full 10% you will need to attend 10 out of 12 offered workshops. Attending workshops means: 1) You are present in the workshop room on time 2) You stay for the whole of the workshop 3) You actively participate in workshop activities. If you do not attend and participate in workshop activities, you will forfeit this part of the grade.Assessment 3: In this assignment you will conduct a stakeholder analysis for a NZ-based organisation of your choosing and make recommendations for the organisation to meet their responsibilities to these stakeholders. More details will be given in class. Assessment 4: The final exam will be open book and consist of a mix of short answer and essay based questions. The exam will examine lecture material, text and course readings covered in the course. More details will be given in class.The ‘45% rule’ does not apply to this course. That is, student does not need to reach 45% weighted average across invigilated assessments. Please refer to LEARN https://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/course/view.php?id=7744 for further information. Assessment In Te Reo MāoriIn recognising that Te Reo Māori is an official language of New Zealand, the University provides for students who may wish to use the Te Reo Māori in their assessment. If you intend to submit your work in Te Reo Māori you are required to do the following: Read the Assessment in Te Reo Māori Policy and ensure that you meet the conditions set out in the policy. This includes, but is not limited to, informing the Course Coordinator 1) no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the course that you wish to use Te Reo Māori and 2) at least 15 working days before each assessment due date that you wish to use Te Reo Māori.
Readings will be provided via the course LEARN site.
Departmental Academic PoliciesA summary of Departmental academic policies on course grading, special considerations, etc. is available under: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/business/departments/. The Department assumes that you have read this document. You should also read the following:• UC Business School Student Handbook on the UC Business School Students Learn page https://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/course/view.php?id=7744• General Course and Examination Regulations http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/general/general_regs_enrolment_courses.shtmlDishonest PracticeThe University of Canterbury considers cheating and plagiarism to be serious acts of dishonesty. All assessed work must be your own individual work unless specifically stated otherwise in the assessment guidelines. Material quoted from any other source must be clearly acknowledged. You must not copy the work of another person (student or published work) in any assessment including examinations, tests and assignments. Any person, who is found to have copied someone else's work, or to have allowed their work to be copied, will receive a fail grade for that piece of assessment and may face disciplinary action which may lead to a fine, community service or exclusion from the university.IMPORTANT: Where there are concerns regarding the authorship of written course work, a student can be required to provide a formal, oral explanation of the content of their work.Citations and referencing
Domestic fee $868.00
International fee $4,075.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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