MGMT 20134 Business Ethics and Sustainability

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Individual Assignment (Essay)

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Friday (24-Aug-2018) 23:55 PM AEST

Return Date to Students Week 8 Friday (09-Sep-2017)

Weighting 40%

Word Guide: 2000-2500 words

Essay Task

Students are required to discuss the following:

Many managers, when working overseas in particular in developing countries, engage in bribery and corruption as a way of securing contracts or ensuring that business transaction occur in a timely fashion. They often argue that whilst they would not engage in such practices in their home country, it is a common accepted practice and part of the culture of many developing countries.

MGMT 20134 Business Ethics and Sustainability

  • Explain what is bribery, corruption and its link to ethics.
  • Examine bribery and corruption using ethical relativism. Can such practices be seen as part of a nation’s culture? If so what are the implications.
  • Contrast bribery and corruption from the perspective of consequentialism, deontology and virtue ethics and how a manager would use to explain, defend or refute the practice.
  • Contrast the Australian legislation that addresses the bribery of foreign officials with at least 1 other country’s approach.
  • Based on the above discussion, draw your own conclusions as to whether you believe bribery and corruption is or is not ethical.

Assessment Criteria

Students are to demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter by:

  • Defining key terms and concepts related to ethics, morality, personhood and moral accountability
  • Advancing a resolution to the ethical dilemmas using ethical theories and concepts with examples to illustrate
  • Demonstrating a breadth and quality of research by using a minimum of 12-16 academic sources
  • Correctly using of the APA in text referencing system to correctly citing academic sources.

These are the minimum requirements. Students should note that satisfactorily meeting the minimum requirements will typically result in the minimum pass grade being awarded.

As Masters students you are required to engage in research as per the Australia Quality Framework (AQF) guidelines.

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Two specific requirements need to be considered.

  1. Students need to demonstrate “a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice, and
  2. Students must demonstrate “knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning”.

Each unit in the MBA has a number of required weekly readings in terms of academic texts, journals and business publications that represent the appropriate body of knowledge and recent developments referred to by the AQF. In order to demonstrate the ability to engage in appropriate research, students should read and utilise these texts and journals and publications. As Masters students you are expected to research beyond this minimum standard through additional texts, journals and studies to demonstrate an ability to engage in independent research.

Your attention is drawn to the University’s stated position on plagiarism. THE WORK OF OTHERS, WHICH IS INCLUDED IN THE ASSIGNMENT MUST BE ATTRIBUTED TO ITS SOURCE (a full list of references must be submitted as part of the assessment).

Referencing Style: American Psychological Association (APA)

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MGMT 20134 Business Ethics and Sustainability

Individual Essay Rubric

This marking rubric is intended as a guide for students in the preparation of the individual essay. It provides an overview of the grades available and the allocation of marks to sections of the essay and the level of work that needs to be demonstrated in order to achieve them.

General statements

Please refer to the assessment criteria for an overview of critical aspects of the task.

This assignment is worth 40% (40 marks) of your overall grade for the course.

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Consistent with CQUniversity Extension request timelines and late penalties policy 4.58, late penalties apply at 5% of the assignment grade (2 marks per day) and will apply to any assignment not uploaded BEFORE the due date and the REQUIRED TIME of 6.00pm Eastern Australian Standard time by Friday 25th August.

Any essay submitted on or after 9th September will receive 0 grades and will receive limited feedback.

  Weighting Fail Pass Credit Distinction High Distinction
Introduction that clearly addresses the issue of fraud and falsification 10% No clear statement of essay objective or overview of fraud or falsification of documents Good overview of the essay and description of the key concepts related to individual and organisation decision making Clear and concise overview of the essay. Direct appeal to the two preliminary statements as context. Clear, concise and direct statement of essay objectives. Brief discussion and analysis of the introductory statements. Clear, concise and direct statement of essay objectives. Brief discussion and analysis of the introductory statements relating these to ethical concepts
Ethical concepts and theories related to individual and organisation decision making re essay writing 50% Incomplete attention to the 4 required discussions. No or limited use of ethical terms that DOES NOT convey understanding Addresses the four required section but overly descriptive. Limited use of ethical theory to describe and analyze issues related to fasciation, organisational responsibility, personhood etc. Key terms defined and use of ethical theories to describe and analyze both individual and organizational decision-making and relativism. Several perspectives, definitions and theories used to describe and analyze decision-making. Correct analysis of moral aspects of three statements and clear and supported recommendations regarding individuals who engage in the practice. Multiple ethical concepts and theories used to describe and analyze the statements. Correct analysis of moral aspects of three statements and clear and supported recommendations regarding individuals who engage in the practice. Clear links across the statements demonstrating the understanding of moral complexity.
Demonstrated Research as evidenced by in-text referencing. 30% Fewer than 12 quality references evident in the body of the text. A minimum of 12 references used in the body of the text, mostly from recommended textbooks. Single citations Approximately 12 -15 references used in the body of the text, mostly from recommended text books with some journals. Single citations Approximately 20 references used in the body of the text, business ethics texts, some journals and some business press plus additional sites.

Multiple citations with contrasting ethical positions evident.

Closer to 30 references used in the body of the text, business ethics texts, specific articles from journals that relate to the topic (studies and commentaries) use of business press and appropriate sites. Multiple citations with contrasting ethical positions evident.
Report Presentation
 Layout, structure and readability of the written report, including referencing and citation using the APA method.
10% Poorly presented report – very little effort spent on referencing, citation and general presentation Satisfactory presentation – clear and readable layout, appropriate referencing and citation in APA style Clear, attractive and readable, layout and essay structure. Appropriate referencing and citation using APA method.  Very good presentation, layout and essay structure. A suitable number of references with good integration of the work into the report, and correct APA referencing and citation. Superior presentation, layout and structure. A large number of references with good integration of the work into the report, and correct APA referencing and citation.

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