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(B, X, Study Tour)
Trimester 2 (B, X) or trimester 3 (X and as part of a study tour to India)
|Unit chair:||D Coulthard|
|Contact hours:||1 x 1 hour lecture, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
This unit explores some of the key ethical, social and professional issues facing business and information systems professionals and employees in their work. The rise of global eBusiness have made significant changes in the way people, businesses and other organisations operate and new ethical, social and professional issues have emerged. More recently we have seen a rise in corporate scandals and the financial meltdown. The key aim of this unit is equip the student with the skills to identify, analyse and report on these issues. The unit will consider some of the key ethical and social issues that have arisen as a result of global eBusiness and addresses topic issues which in recent years has include: privacy and email, freedom of speech and work, whistle blowing, cyber-terrorism and ‘piracy and intellectual property’.
On and off campus:
Written assignment 1 1500 words 15%, written assignment 2 5000 words 35%, examination 3 hours 50%
Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 45% of the marks available on the examination.
Assignment 1 (session reviews) 1000 words 20%, assignment 2 (journal) 2000 words 20%, assignment 3 (group assignment) 4000 words 60%
Hurdle requirement: pass in all three assessment tasks.
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