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Unit description

The influence of culture and society on the creation of knowledge, truth and morality provide the foundation to explore a broad range of ethical theories. These theories are applied to diverse contemporary issues including human rights and corporate governance. The unit explores the ethical roots of the ecological crisis and examines the contribution of the sustainability concept to the search for a solution.

Unit content

Introduction to ethics

Consequential ethical theories

Non-consequential ethical theories

Managerial ethics

Business social responsibility

Environmental ethics

Introduction to sustainability

Personal to global sustainability

Sustainable economy

Sustainable organisations

Socially sustainable business 

A global sustainable society

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1apply major ethics and sustainability tools and concepts
2utilise critical reasoning skills to identify solutions to ethical problems
3examine sustainability policy and practice at multiple levels
4evaluate the social, environmental and economic impact of business on stakeholders
5explain the importance of diverse cultural influences to ethics and sustainability
6analyse contemporary ethical and sustainability issues.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply major ethics and sustainability tools and concepts
  2. utilise critical reasoning skills to identify solutions to ethical problems
  3. examine sustainability policy and practice at multiple levels
  4. evaluate the social, environmental and economic impact of business on stakeholders
  5. explain the importance of diverse cultural influences to ethics and sustainability
  6. analyse contemporary ethical and sustainability issues.

Teaching and assessment

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