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CLAW2207: Business, Ethics and the Law

Australian businesses operate in a complex regulatory environment that imposes legal obligations on business conduct. Society is increasingly demanding ethical and social responsibility from business, its managers and their professional advisers. This unit analyses the relationship between business, ethics and the law. This unit applies ethical philosophies to case studies in order to explore the types of decisions made by professionals and business managers. The unit examines the professional and legal obligations of accountants, auditors and lawyers and the interaction of these professionals with company officers. The unit aims to assist students to understand and apply ethics to their professional life and to governance in business.

Code CLAW2207
Academic unit
Credit points 6
CLAW1001 or CLAW2214

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. explain ethical and legal principles in a business context
  • LO2. analyse ethical philosophies and the law; engage in ethical and legal reasoning in order to apply these disciplines to business and the professions
  • LO3. explain legal and ethical principles - either orally or in writing - in a clear, concise manner
  • LO4. explain ethics and social responsibility in relation to society's expectations of business and business professions
  • LO5. collaborate effectively with others
  • LO6. analyse and diagnose legal and ethical problems faced by business.
  • LO7. 1 - 6 inclusive

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.