MAA250 - Ethics for Financial Professionals


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Online
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MAA350
EFTSL value: 0.125

MAA103, MAF101

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: MAA350
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3 hour on-campus seminar each week.

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 3 hour online seminar (recordings provided) each week.


From Trimester 2 2019: students who complete this unit will meet the new accreditation requirements of the Financial Standards Authority (FAS). 


As a requirement of International Education Standard 4 released by the International Federation of Accountants, and as a requirement of education standards provided by the Financial Adviser Standards (FAS), the unit develops students' appreciation of ethics and their ability to evaluate and apply ethical principles in the decision-making process in accounting, financial planning and finance. Topics covered include: the nature of ethics; personal and organisational ethical factors; 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 of ethics (FAS and APES110) and workplace ethics; corporate social responsibility; whistleblowing and corruption; ethics in digital economy, and principles of corporate governance.

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