Business Law and Ethics

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Business Law and Ethics

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business, Ethics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit integrates the concepts and principles of business law with the theories and applications of business ethics. The unit makes extensive use of cases in law and ethics to develop knowledge and skills that enable students to analyse, apply and evaluate the legal principles and ethical decision-making processes relevant to modern business practice.
    Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify key legal institutions and apply legal and regulatory perspectives relevant to business practice in Australia
    2. Apply legal knowledge and reasoning skills to analyse and respond to legal problems and to justify explanations, decisions and advice
    3. Use written communication skills to discuss and apply knowledge of the role of ethical theories and perspectives with respect to business practice
    Approaches to Teaching and Learning
    Teaching and learning strategies are designed to encourage you to fulfil the unit's aims and learning outcomes, as discussed above. The delivery of this unit is based around 13 lecture/workshops, each three hours in duration. Throughout the workshops, students will be required to work through a number of problems. You will get the most out of these lectures if you prepare for them when asked to do so.
    The unit is designed to promote and assess your understanding of the concepts covered and not just your ability to rote learn and recite them. You will be required to demonstrate an understanding of the legal principles and apply these in order to resolve legal problems.
    The ethics component of the unit adopts a case analysis approach using the normative method to draw out key ethical principles and ethical decision-making processes.
    This unit is supported by the QUT BSB111 Blackboard site that provides access to information such as the unit outline, workshop material, assessment information and staff contact details.
    Assessment name: Ethics Case Study
    Description: Written response to an ethical scenario where students are asked to apply various ethical theories to analyse and resolve the ethical issues raised and to reflect on the social and ethical responsibilities of individuals and businesses. Formative or Summative: Both
    Relates to objectives: ULO: 3 and AoL goals: PC (3.1), SE (5.1)
    Weight: 25
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Week 5
    Assessment name: Mid-Semester Examination
    Description: Multiple choice questions. Length/Duration: 1 hour working time plus 15 minutes perusal
    Formative or Summative: Both
    Relates to objectives: 1
    Weight: 25
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Week 7
    Assessment name: End of Semester Examination
    Description: Problem-solving questions (hypotheticals) Length/Duration: 2 hours working time plus 15 minutes perusal
    Formative or Summative: Summative
    Relates to objectives: 2
    Weight: 50
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Central Exam Period

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