Business Ethics and Sustainability Practices for Managers

Audit, Governance, and Risk


Unit Code
Level 4
Distance Learning
Class Room
Unit Code
Level 4
Distance Learning Fee
Face to Face Fee
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£2360 (£1600 during the tuition waiver period)

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Course Overview

This course delves into the multifaceted ethical dilemmas faced by modern organisations in the realms of business and sustainability. Through an exploration of key philosophical principles, students will learn to conduct a rigorous analysis of ethical theory and its practical applications. The course aims to enhance students' understanding of ethical language and reasoning, empowering them to apply a subjective ethical perspective to their own organisational practices. Additionally, the course offers a range of frameworks to assess and integrate sustainability considerations into organisational decision-making processes.

Course Content

Introduction to the module

Business Ethics and Values an Overview

  • Introduction to Business Ethics and Values
  • Globalisation, Multinational Companies and Business Ethics 
  • Business Ethics and Cultural Differences
  • Technology and Business Ethics 
  • Theories of Business Ethics

Concept of Sustainability

  • Developing an Ethics of Sustainability 
  • Contemporary Sustainability

Ethical Framework for organisation Ethics

  • Introduction to Ethical Frameworks
  • A Taxonomy of Ethical Types 
  • Building an Ethical Framework

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Introduction to CSR 
  • Stakeholders 
  • CSR Issues and Solutions

Ethical Issues in the Relationships between organisations and the Environment

  • Diversity Discussion
  • Quality of Work Life and Quality Circles 
  • Compliance and Governance Issues

Framework to Ethical Decisions in Business

  • Ethical Issue Intensity 
  • Decision-Making Issues 
  • Individual Moral Philosophies

Guidelines for Managing Ethics in the Workplace

  • Workplace Ethics 
  • Implementing and Managing Ethics

Tenets of Sustainable Development

  • The Conservation of Ecosystem 
  • Development of Sustainable Society 
  • Corporate Governance and the Role of Board Members
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1.  Apply relevant theory and philosophy of ethics to critically assess the organisation's and individual response to ethical questions, conflicts or dilemmas

  1. Explain the definition and concepts of ethics and business ethics
  2. Analyse and apply the concepts of different types of ethical theory
  3. Compare and contrast each type of ethical theory's key differences, advantages and disadvantages

2.  Demonstrate the ability to create and articulate an informed ethical position in business matters

  1. Demonstrate capability to understand the underlying principles and frameworks for ethical decision-making
  2. Explore the processes involved in ethical decision-making
  3. Apply appropriate ethical decision-making to real-life business problems

3.  Identify the global landscape of sustainability principles, laws and regulations, and sustainable enterprises' social, environmental and economic drivers

  1. Explain the importance of sustainability and the three types of sustainability, including economic sustainability, environmental protection and social equity
  2. Explore the critical sustainability components, including human, social, economic and environmental factors
  3. Consider the reasons behind the ten principles of the United Nations global compact (UNGC)
  4. Demonstrate capability to apply sustainable development goals proposed by the United Nations (SDGs)

4.  Explain the relationship between innovation and sustainability, entrepreneurship, value-creation and Corporate Governance

  1. Understand the importance of entrepreneurship in terms of sustainable business
  2. Compare and contrast the relationship between innovation development and sustainable business growth
  3. Evaluate factors that can influence the business's viability and sustainable growth
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


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  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

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  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Unlimited personal tutor support with online sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online community learning forums
  • Assignment marking and feedback
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You are eligible if you meet our stipulated entry requirements.

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