MGT211 Business Ethics a Global Perspective (8)

In this subject students explore the nature of ethics within the context of the global economy. They will develop an understanding and explore ways of ethically responding to culturally diverse ways of conducting business. Major ethical theories are studied and applied to a range of business issues, including corporate social responsibility, ethics in the workplace, and discrimination. Environmental sustainability is considered from ethical, business and cultural perspectives.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 3 (90)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Sydney

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGT211. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Accounting and Finance

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in Study Centre and China partner programs.

Subject Relationships

MGT230 Similar Content

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to outline ethical theories in western moral philosophy and apply them in inter and intra cultural organisational contexts;
  • be able to resolve a range of real life ethical dilemmas;
  • be able to describe the issues and critique the debates associated with the concept of corporate social responsibility in a global business environment;
  • be able to critically reflect on the effects of climate change, ecology and the environment in a global business context;
  • be able to distinguish different views of justice, and outline opposing arguments about justice and economic distribution;
  • be able to critically reflect on their role as business professionals and how their future actions as business professionals can affect society in positive and negative ways.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • globalisation and the business environment;
  • culture and social environments;
  • the nature of ethics, ethical theories in western moral philosophy, and their use in dealing with ethical dilemmas in local and global contexts;
  • issues and debates associated with the concept of corporate social responsibility and the impact this may have on society both within the local community and across cultures;
  • ethical issues affecting employees and other stakeholders in mono-cultural, multi-cultural and diverse workplaces;
  • the application of ethical theories to cultural issues and how these can be applied to working with other cultures;
  • environmental and economic sustainable practices;
  • the role of business professionals in promoting social justice and equality.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MGT211 in Session 3 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Conceptual and reflective journal entries
Written report
Final exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.