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Jan 03, 2016
BUSM 3115 Ethics & Governance Lecture 2: Business ethics normative theories
Ethics & Governance
Lecture 1: Introduction to Ethics & Governance
12Overview TodayA brief introduction to the courses management, readings and assessmentsPlagiarism academic integrityEssay writing study research techniquesEthics and moralityEthics and the lawEthics in business and corporate governance
RMIT University2013School of Management3Readings There is no prescribed textbook for this subject.
There are essential readings on the myRMIT studies website.
A lot of the material in the course has been developed from these two texts which are excellent references:1. Mallin, C A, 2010. Corporate Governance, Oxford University Press, UK. 2. Trevino, LK & Nelson, KA (2011) Managing Business Ethics: Straight Talk about How to Do It Right (5th Edition), John Wiley, USA.
RMIT University2013School of Management4Assessment Overview Research Essay (2000 words)40% Due date: TBA.
Exam 60%Scheduled during examinations period
All assessment tasks must be submitted to pass & 50% must be attained in order to passRMIT University2013School of Management5Assessment 1: Research Essay (2000 words) Choose one of the following three topics:
Is the formal cultural system within a firm the most important factor in creating an ethical workplace? How do formal cultural systems attempt to promote ethics?
RMIT University2013School of ManagementFor the essay:-Use at least 15 references: * eight academic journal articles peer reviewed &* six other quality references
Electronic and Hardcopy submission.
RMIT University2013School of Management6Assessment Criteria for the EssayKey issues relating to the question have been developedOriginal and clear argumentLogical and convincing discussionIdeas and assertions substantiated through use of high quality reference material and key academic perspectives/views used to develop argumentsAppropriate Harvard style referencing (intext and list of references)Number and quality of referencesClear and comprehensive written style (spelling, grammar, syntax etc.)RMIT University2013School of Management7Harvard referencing style continued
Harvard is an author-date referencing style widely accepted in scholarly circles. Each reference is indicated in the text by the author and date of the publication cited, sometimes with added information such as page numbers. The full details of these references are listed at the end of the text in a Reference list. Please follow this information given to you by us regarding referencing.RMIT University2013School of Management8Harvard Referencing continued
Here is another clear guide to show our students and staff how to reference using the Harvard Referencing style. Harvard Citation Style Examples Follow this link for a simple and clear way to use Harvard Citation Style Examples http://guides.is.uwa.edu.au/content.php?pid=43218&sid=318559The PDF for the above url is also on the on MyRMIT Learning Hub for this Course see Assessment
RMIT University2013School of Management9RMIT University2013School of Management1010REFERENCING FROM THE INTERNETYou cannot copy works (text, images, media etc.) off the Internet without referencing your source. If you are using text, an image or other media from a webpage, you must reference the material.
Check with your lecturer or course guides for your course requirements.RMIT University2013School of Management1111Essay assessment criteriaSee the Course information Document for assessment criteria for the essay.12Ethics vs MoralityMorality reflects a persons or groups standards of right and wrong. Moral understanding is usually developed passively.Ethics is the assessment of moral standards. Ethics is developed actively through the use of theories and experience.RMIT University2013School of Management