MGT594 Leadership and Business Ethics (8)


Ethical leadership is crucial for organisation wide ethical behaviour. This subject advocates the inclusion of ethical and social responsibility themes into strategic planning and policy-making processes, as well as modelling and coaching ethical leadership behaviour. The subject aims to support students to develop a critical engagement with ethical frameworks commonly used in contemporary business. Ethical decision making and questions of corporate social and environmental responsibility are also examined.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Term 3
InternalEconomic and Finance Institute
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGT594
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Management and Marketing

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe and discuss deficiencies in ethical leadership in the past and build a more robust concept of what ethical leadership needs to incorporate in the future;
  • be able to critically analyse and propose an argument on why ethical norms and values should or should not guide leadership decisions;
  • be able to critically evaluate organisational culture and the influence of ethical leadership on this culture;
  • be able to identify and explain a range of ethical decision-making tools that leaders can utilise when faced with moral dilemmas; and
  • be able to evaluate diversity in a changing society and explain the impact corporate policy and culture can have on stakeholders and the environment.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to ethical leadership
  • Ethical leadership behaviour
  • Ethics and corporate social responsibility
  • Incorporating ethical leadership into business
  • Ethical decision making
  • Ethical codes of conduct
  • Unethical leadership behaviour
  • Consequences of unethical leadership
  • Ethics and corporate governance


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.