MGMT5506 Ethics and Sustainability Management

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Online-TT
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Online-TT
Content
The impact of globalisation, constant change, technological advances, sustainability and the importance of values in society are some of the mega trends contributing to the changing definition of an organisation's 'bottom line'. Increasingly, effective leaders and organisations understand that ethics and sustainability management are an integral component of sound business and organisational functioning.

This unit is based on the belief that managers at all levels require specific knowledge, skills and abilities to identify and effectively respond to ethical challenges. The focus is on equipping students to make better decisions, as individuals and as practising managers. Regardless of setting, participants in the unit are well positioned to appropriately serve both the goals of organisations and the needs of society and the environment both in the short and long run, giving all consideration to the ethical challenges in question.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of diverse moral and ethical theories and apply them in a decision making capacity; (2) participate in ethical reflection and conversation on a number of levels while considering the needs of multiple stakeholders; and (3) demonstrate, through critical reflection, an ability to describe, explain and justify an ethical position and know how to express and act on it.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) project; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Mr Michael Baldwin
Unit rules
Incompatibility:
MGMT5526 Principles for Responsible Management
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.
  • If this unit is offered as on-campus face-to-face study only, students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.