Course

Business Ethics


Course code 71203

The online course is intended to develop your abilities to identify ethical issues in business situations and critically discuss these issues, with a view to developing and communicating justification for ethical decisions in these situations. You will analyse particular business situations using ethical theories to generate recommendations for action, and develop reasoned arguments to support positions on topical ethical issues in business.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 6  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    Trimester 3 enrol by 21 Oct 2018 to start 29 Oct 2018
  • Exam details
    2018 :  
    Trimester 1, 12 Jun 2018
    Trimester 3, 13 Feb 2019
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Trimester 3 2018 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Identify and discuss the nature of ethical inquiry and the nature of ethical justification with regard to business issues and situations. 
  • Explain the positions of some major ethical theories and illustrate a critical understanding of these approaches using examples drawn from business situations.
  • Apply some major ethical theories to evaluate the ethical acceptability of actions in business situations. 
  • Critically discuss topical ethical issues in business.

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete  this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol. 

Assessment

60% In-course

40% Examination

For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.

Lecturer / Tutor