MGMT5506 Ethics and Sustainability Management

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
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.
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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) readiness assurance tests; (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
MGMT5526 Principles for Responsible Management
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
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