MIS231 - Professional Ethics in the Digital Age


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MSC348
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:


Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3 hour class

Scheduled learning activities - 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 (e.g. business analyst, data analyst) professionals and business professionals. The rise of global eBusiness and the rapid development of 'Big Data' (or large quantities of digital data) have changed how people, organisations and societies operate and have introduced new ethical, social and professional issues. 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 'Big Data' and provide practical experience in how to manage these issues.

Hurdle requirement

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

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