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MIS231 - Professional Ethics in the Digital Age

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:MSC348
Unit chair:

Emilia Bellucci





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour class
Cloud(online): 11 x 2 hour class (recordings provided) + 3 X 1 hour online seminar


This unit focuses on the ethical role of information systems and business professionals in organisations. The rapid development of information and communication technologies and the rise of global eBusiness have made significant changes in the way people, organisations and societies operate and new ethical, social and professional issues have emerged. The key aim of this unit is to equip the student with the skills to understand, identify and analyse these issues. The unit will consider some of the key ethical and social issues that have arisen as a result of global eBusiness and provide practical experience in policy analysis and project management.


Assessment 1 (Group of 3 students) - Presentation of Interim group project (15-20 minutes) - 10%

Assessment 2 (Group of 3 students) - Written assignment - Group Research Project (2500 words) - 30%

Assessment 3 (Individual) - Reflection on interview with an Information Systems Professional (1000 words) - 10%

Examination (2 hours) - 50%

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

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