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MGT2204 Business Ethics and Governance

Short Description: Business Ethics and Governance
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Management and Enterprise
Student contribution band : Band 3
ASCED code : 080300 - Business and Management
Grading basis : Graded

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at


This course aims to develop students' understanding of the ethical dimensions of managerial decision making and of issues relating to the governance of organisations. Topics include normative and descriptive ethical theories, the capitalist economic environment and its impact on ethical business behaviour, managing ethical behaviour within organizations, as well as ethical issues arising in the contexts of shareholders, workers, consumers and government. It challenges students to think creatively to resolve ethical dilemmas and reflect critically and constructively about how we organise to conduct business activities. This course is specifically designed to promote cultural learning and Werhane's (1998) notion of moral imagination, which is less concerned with whether one has, or sticks to, a set of moral values, but with whether one has a "sense of the variety of possibilities and moral consequences of their decisions, the ability to imagine a wide range of possible issues, consequences and solutions".

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2019 Online
Semester 3, 2019 Online