Ethics and Governance

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ethics and Governance

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Business Management, Ethics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    This course focuses on key theoretical and practical approaches to business ethics, CSR and corporate governance relevant to contemporary business environment. This course will develop your understanding of ethics at an individual and organizational level, and highlights the importance of good governance in a range of organisational settings.


    Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

    On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

    • Integrate and apply contemporary Ethics & Governance issues in a business context
    • Critically analyse and apply ethics to contemporary business practice
    • Critically analyse key perspectives on corporate social responsibility and their application
    • Evaluate different corporate ownership structures and their key governance features
    • Critically analyse and apply corporate governance perspectives to contemporary business practice
    • Effectively communicate ethics and governance concepts and arguments in a logical manner

    Overview of Learning Activities

    The course comprises lectures and/or tutorials and independent study. The structure of the teaching and learning environment will promote critical engagement. You will be introduced to a range of theories and approaches, and their application in different situations.


    Overview of Learning Resources

    Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT StudiesBlackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

    Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

    Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


    Overview of Assessment

    The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

    Assessment Task 1: 50% 
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 6

    Examination: 50% 
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

    Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.


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