MAA350 - Ethics and Financial Services

Unit details

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Enrolment modes:

(B, S, W, X)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

F Fallon


MAA260 or MAA363

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour workshop per week 


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


As a requirement of International Education Standard 4 released by the International Federation of Accountants, the unit develops students' appreciation of ethics and their ability to evaluate and apply ethical principles in the decision-making process in accounting and finance. Topics covered include: the nature of ethics; an ethics framework of relationships for financial services; ethical factors influencing the performance of financial services; ethical theories and principles applicable to finance professionals; ethical decision-making models; ethical issues and conflicts of interest in the financial services industry; professional codes and workplace ethics; corporate social responsibility; applying ethical decisions in case scenarios; and international business practices.


Assessment 1 (Group of 4 students) - Written assignment - 2000 to 3000 words 20%

Assessment 2 (Group of 4 students) - Written assignment - 2000 to 3000 words 20%

Examination 2 hours 60%

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

Unit Fee Information

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