MGT354 Leadership and Business Ethics (8)

This subject examines, evaluates and advocates the incorporation of ethics into leadership, and corporate policy making. The efficacy of developing critical conduct for leaders and strategic plans with ethics components is considered. A strategic approach to ethics both for within firm management activity and with respect to questions of corporate social and environmental responsibility is advocated as is a focus on the ethical dimension of leadership. The subject assumes that ethical leadership is centrally important to ensuring broader organisation wide ethical behaviour. Further, it advocates the inclusion of ethical and social responsibility issues into strategic planning and policy-making processes.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Assumed Knowledge
Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:

* Be able to describe and discuss the ethical dimension of leadership and corporate policy.
* Be able to analyse and evaluate arguments on why ethical norms and values that should be an integral part of any leader's decision and judgment making processes.
* Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role leaders can play in creating an ethical organisational culture within organisations.
* Be abe to demonstrate familiarity with a range of ethical decision-making tools that leaders can utilise when faced with moral dilemmas.
* Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of broader social and environmental issues and the role leaders and corporate policy must play in ensuring good corporate conduct in these areas.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- The ethics of leadership: principles, issues and moral compromises
- Ethical leadership and corporate culture
- Ethics and corporate strategic planning
- Corporate and managerial codes of conduct
- Corporate governance


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.