HC2121 Comparative Business Ethics and Social Responsibility Assessment

HC2121 Comparative Business Ethics and
Social Responsibility
Assessment: Individual Essay T2 2018 30 MARKS
DUE DATE: Week 10 (28 September 2018) – Regular & Block Mode
Choose a recent news/media article that has been published within the last 3 months that
concerns a business ethics issue/s and answer the following questions using an essay style
Criteria Possible Mark
1.Provide a short introduction and
2.Outline and summarize the arguments
made in the article including relevant
background/history and consider any legal
or sanction implications.
3.Discuss the key ethical issue/s/ concerns
raised in the article (this can include:
corporate governance, corporate social
responsibility, corporate citizenship,
leadership etc.
4.In your opinion has/have the most
appropriate ethical decisions been made? If
so why? If not why not? Provide examples
of other ethical cases to support your
answer. (If a legal and or sanction imposed,
was this (in own opinion) reasonable?
Why/Why not?
5.Outline your ethical decision-making
processes aligning your opinion/decision by
identifying the most relevant of the seven
moral philosophies outlined in the class text
book (Chapter 6: Pages 157-177) to support
your answer
6.Writing (spelling and grammar),
formatting, referencing
7. You must include a copy of the article as
an Appendix. If this is not attached you will
lose 5 marks. (refer instructions – next page)
Total Mark /35
Instructions and Learning Outcomes:
1. Introduction and conclusion
• Your introduction should be a short summary of the article and your plan for
answering the questions.
• Your conclusion should be a concise statement that is consistent with your
2. The outline and summary should show that you understand issues raised from an
ethical Perspective Outline/summary of arguments demonstrates clear understanding
of relevance to ethics not just personal ethics and legal ramifications (if applicable)
3. Demonstrate own decision making/judgement processes in relation to the ethical issue
demonstrating of how individual ethical judgements are made and how they may
4. Provide an outline of relevant ethical moral philosophies demonstrates an
understanding of the ethical moral philosophies discussed in class and can apply
philosophy to actions/consequences.
5. Use of academic writing and referencing including attention to spelling, grammar and
punctuation. Adherence to the Harvard style guide as listed in the Holmes academic
course guide must be used (both in text and reference list)