Unit Title Comparative Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
Assessment Type: Group Assignment (Group Report)Note: Groups of 4 students only. Once a group is formed and entered into Blackboard, no changes are allowed. This is strictly required to be your own original work. Plagiarism will be penalised. Students must use correct in-text citation conventions in accordance with the ‘Referencing Requirements’ on pp. 7-8.
Assessment Weight:Group Report Total = 30%
Word limit Report not more than 2,500 words excluding references.
Assessment Title Group Report (Reflection on individual and organisational problems and challenges).
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Purpose of assessment and linkage to Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO) the
This assignment aimed to draw on the concepts and models used in this unit to evaluate diverse approaches to ethical decision-making and to apply problem-solving skills in solving and managing ethical dilemmas within an organisation. This assignment will help you develop skills in applying the course contents in an organisational analysis.
Purpose: This assignment aims at providing students with an opportunity to reflect on ethical dilemmas and challenges in contemporary organisations and apply concepts and frameworks covered within the subject to solving such problems.
In groups of 4, students must:
Search local newspapers/reports for an ethical issue that is topical. It might be the politics surrounding a minority group, or the latest corporate scandal, or some other issue of interest to you. In 2500 words, briefly describe the case and then evaluate it using the key terminologies/theories that have been discussed in the lecture slides and support your claims/arguments with key research findings/peer-reviewed academic articles. If you can’t locate an ethical issue in local newspapers/reports, you may wish to investigate One of the following corporate scandals:
Assignment report structure should be, as follows:
- The report must include a cover page with who did what section in the report.
- Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- An Introduction and background information of the selected organisation: Briefly introduce the purpose of the report. Within the introductory paragraph, you need to address the key topics you will address in the body paragraphs.
- Overview of the current organisational ethical problem or challenge.
- Detailed analysis of the current organisational ethical problem supported with relevant concepts and theories that have been covered in the lectures and tutorials.
- Recommendations and Conclusion: Outline some recommendations and the conclusion must briefly summarise the key points in the body paragraphs.
- Reference List: Please include all in-text references in the list of references formatted in Harvard style. A minimum of 10 references is required.
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Note: Please note that the lecture slides may contain the basic key concepts only and students are expected to have read a wide range of scholarly literature to complete all assessments. In addition, for many subjects, students are expected to have undertaken additional research using ProQuest research database and/or Google Scholar.
To be eligible to pass this unit, you should complete all forms of assessment and demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes. All assignments must be submitted electronically ONLY, uploaded to Blackboard via the Final Check and Submission of Safe Assign.
Submission deadlines are strictly enforced and a late submission incurs penalties. For full details, please refer to your Student Handbook.
Holmes Institute is committed to ensuring and upholding Academic Integrity, as Academic Integrity is integral to maintaining academic quality and the reputation of Holmes’ graduates. Accordingly, all assessment tasks need to comply with academic integrity guidelines. Table 1 identifies the six categories of Academic Integrity breaches. If you have any questions about Academic Integrity issues related to your assessment tasks, please consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines and support resources. Many of these resources can also be found through the Study Sills link on Blackboard.
Academic Integrity breaches are a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from deduction of marks, failure of the assessment task or unit involved, suspension of course enrolment, or cancellation of course enrolment.
Table 1: Six categories of Academic Integrity breaches
Assessment Design – Adapted Harvard Referencing
Holmes will be implementing as a pilot program a revised Harvard approach to referencing.The following guidelines apply:
1.Reference sources in assignments are limited to sources which provide full text access to the source’s content for lecturers and markers.
2.The Reference list should be located on a separate page at the end of the essay and titled:References.
3.It should include the details of all the in-text citations, arranged alphabetically A-Z by author surname. In addition, it MUST include a hyperlink to the full text of the cited reference source. For example;
4.All assignments will require additional in-text reference details which will consist of the surname of the author/authors or name of the authoring body, year of publication, page number of content, paragraph where the content can be found.
“The company decided to implement a enterprise wide data warehouse business intelligence strategies (Hawking et al, 2004, p3(4)).”
Non-Adherence to Referencing Guidelines
Where students do not follow the above guidelines:
HC2121 Comparative Business Ethics And Social Responsibility Assignment-Holmes Institute Australia.
1.Students who submit assignments which do not comply with the guidelines will be asked to resubmit their assignments.
2.Late penalties will apply, as per the Student Handbook each day, after the student/s have been notified of the re submission requirements.
3.Students who comply with guidelines and the citations are “fake” will be reported for academic misconduct.