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MGC3100 - Management ethics and corporate governance

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Elizabeth Prior Jonson


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


Do corporations have any responsibilities beyond profit maximisation? To what extent should business activities be left to the operation of the free market and to what extent should they be regulated by government? This unit examines the theoretical foundations of the different answers that have been given to these two fundamental questions. More specifically it examines the topics of ethical issues in marketing, advertising and environmental protection regulation and corporate governance, human resource management and whistleblowing.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:


Individual essay (3000 words): 30%
Group assignment (1000 words):10%
Examination (3 hours):60%

Contact hours

Three hours contact per week.


MGC1010 or MGC1020