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AFW2700 - Ethics and business

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Mr Andrew West


South Africa Second semester 2007 (Day)


An introduction to ethical issues in business, with a specific focus on the accounting profession. The unit addresses four areas of ethics and business: An introduction to applied ethics, including the nature of ethics and ethical decision-making; An overview of business ethics and its relationship with corporate governance and social responsibility; An understanding of how ethics affects businesses, organizations and professions; A case study of ethics in the accountancy profession.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:


Two assignments (2,000 words each): 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%.

Contact hours

One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial


AFW1001 or MGW1010