Trimester Two, 2013
Lecturer/Tutor : Dr Ross Spence – contact Ross.Spence@koi.edu.au
Section 1: General Information
1.1 Administrative details: Associated HE Award(s) | Duration | Level | Subject Coordinator | BBus (Accg); BBus (MgtFin) | One trimester | Level 3 | Dr Ross Spence |
1.2 Core or elective subject/unit
Indicate if the subject/unit is acore subject/unit or elective subject/unit
Core subject for BBus (MgtFin); elective subject for BBus (Accg) |
1.3 Subject/unit weighting
Indicate below, the weighting of this subject/unit and the total course points (eg 10 credit points for the subject/unit and 320 credit points for the course). Subject/Unit Credit Points | Total Course Credit Points | 1 unit | 24 units |
1.4 Student workload
Indicate below, the expected student workload per week for this subject/unit: No. timetabled hours/week* | No. personal study hours/week** | Total workload hours/week*** | 4 hours/week | 5 hours/week | 9 hours/week | * Total time spent per week at lectures, tutorials, clinical and other placements etc ** Total time students are expected to spend per week in studying, completing assignments,etc *** That is, * + ** = workload hours.
1.5 Mode of Delivery Indicate if this subject/unit is delivered face to face: YES
Are students required have undertaken a prerequisite/co-requisite subject/unit(s) for this subject/unit?
If yes, provide details of the prerequisite/co-requisite requirements below: Prerequisite: BUS201 |
1.7 Other resource requirements
Do students require access to specialist facilities and/or equipment for this subject/unit: NO Section 2 – Academic Details
2.1 Student learning outcome
List below, in alpha format, what key knowledge and skills students would be expected to attain by successfully completing this subject/unit (link to assessment tasks (refer to 2.4 below)): (a) Explain the broad context of contemporary governance and management and examine and critique business responses to contemporary problems (b) Describe some of the major environmental problems facing society today (c) Reflect on the importance of ethics and corporate social responsibility in management (d) Produce a research plan for an assignment, demonstrate skills in research and present an oral and a written report |
2.2 Subject/unit content and structure This unit provides an in-depth analysis of issues confronting managers in a rapidly changing world, including climate change, new forms of work, increased diversity in the workplace and corporate social responsibility. Contemporary ethical and environmental issues are examined and best practice managerial techniques are explored to show how these can improve both environmental outcomes of businesses and companies’ financial results and lead to new business opportunities.
Week/Date | Topic | Expected work | 1 - 15/07 | The current context for management ethics | Tutorial Exercises | 2 – 22/07 | The growth of environmental issues | Reflective Journal | 3 – 29/07 | The true state of the physical environment | | 4 – 05/08 | Perceived options facing management | Group Research | 5 – 12/08 | Environmental policies and regulation - | | 6 -19/08 | Sustainability – a meaningful term? | Mid-Semester Test | 26/08 | Mid-Trimester Break | | 7 – 02/09 | | | 8 – 09/09 | The Carbon Tax and Emission Trading Schemes | | 9 – 16/09 | Theories regarding business ethics | Tutorial Exercises | 10 – 23/09 | Ethical issues for the global company | Group Presentations | 11 – 30/09 | The development of Corporate Governance | Group Presentations | 12 – 07/10 | Labour Day Holiday | | 13 – 10/06 | Class Presentations on Uranium Power Project | Research ReportReflective Journal |
There will not be a final exam in this subject.
2.3 Teaching methods/strategies
Briefly describe below, the teaching methods/strategies (face to face lectures,