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MGX5020: Business ethics in a global environment
Essay
Preparation
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Assignment 2
• Group Assignment (groups of 4)
• Research Paper with subheadings
• Week 8 Monday Septem...
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Assignment 2
The group assignment provides the opportunity for
students to work together to do researc...
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Assignment 2
• Topics are:
> Ethics and business corruption
> Ethics and business leadership
> Ethics ...
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Assignment 2
• You need to pick an ethical issue
• Tell me why it is an ethical issue
• Analyse it usi...
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Introduction
• 10%
• Should be written last
• Why it is important
• Purpose of the paper
• What you wi...
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Background
• 10%
• Should be written first
• Tell me what happened in the case (succinct)
• I need to ...
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Explanation
• 20%
• Why it happened
• Presents the ethical theory
• I need to see the main theory(ies)...
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Analysis and Evaluation
• 30%
• Apply the theories to the case on hand
• Evaluate the different perspe...
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Personal Reflections /
Implications for Business Practice
• 10%
• Recommend ethical business practice...
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Conclusion
• 10%
• Summarise your arguments
• Maybe an area of future research?
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Clarity and Quality of Presentation
• 10%
• English
• Referencing
• Layout
• I’ll cover this in a sec...
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Assignment 2
• Peer Rating Sheet
> You need to fill out a peer rating sheet for each of your group me...
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Tips for Assignment
1. Read the essay topic carefully
– Keep topic next to you while writing.
– Make ...
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Tips for Assignment (Cont.)
2. Formatting
– Size 12 Font Times, Size 11 Calibri
– Double spaced
– Be ...
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Tips for Assignment (Cont.)
3. Referencing
– At least 15 references
– APA style
– Only use reliable s...
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Ethics Essay Prep

  1. 1. www.monash.edu.au MGX5020: Business ethics in a global environment Essay Preparation
  2. 2. www.monash.edu.au 2 Assignment 2 • Group Assignment (groups of 4) • Research Paper with subheadings • Week 8 Monday September 16 4pm > My pigeon hole Building N Level 5 • 3,000 words • Worth 30% • You are required to explore the ethical and business dimensions of a chosen issue falling under one of the topics in the assignment guide.
  3. 3. www.monash.edu.au 3 Assignment 2 The group assignment provides the opportunity for students to work together to do research and write a paper. It aims to develop our students as critical and creative scholars. In this assignment you are expected to demonstrate responsible global citizenship by providing an evidence-based, argumentative response to an ethical issue, and by indicating what course of action would be recommended by a responsible global citizenship approach to the analysed issue.
  4. 4. www.monash.edu.au 4 Assignment 2 • Topics are: > Ethics and business corruption > Ethics and business leadership > Ethics and human resources management > Ethics and the natural environment > Ethics, religion and business practices > Any other topic that you get approval from me about
  5. 5. www.monash.edu.au 5 Assignment 2 • You need to pick an ethical issue • Tell me why it is an ethical issue • Analyse it using theory • Tell me what we should do about it Okay, its harder than that…
  6. 6. www.monash.edu.au 6 Introduction • 10% • Should be written last • Why it is important • Purpose of the paper • What you will cover – Case – Theories
  7. 7. www.monash.edu.au 7 Background • 10% • Should be written first • Tell me what happened in the case (succinct) • I need to see that it links to the topic you have chosen • Newspaper articles • Journal articles (maybe) • Company reports
  8. 8. www.monash.edu.au 8 Explanation • 20% • Why it happened • Presents the ethical theory • I need to see the main theory(ies) • I need to understand why it is relevant to the case (but not apply it yet) • Journal articles • Look outside the required readings
  9. 9. www.monash.edu.au 9 Analysis and Evaluation • 30% • Apply the theories to the case on hand • Evaluate the different perspectives • Have a clear position of the issue based on the ethical theory • Journal Articles (theory) • Newspaper Articles (case)
  10. 10. www.monash.edu.au 10 Personal Reflections / Implications for Business Practice • 10% • Recommend ethical business practices from your own experiences and those of other businesses • Articles (journals and newspapers) • Be specific and practical to the case
  11. 11. www.monash.edu.au 11 Conclusion • 10% • Summarise your arguments • Maybe an area of future research?
  12. 12. www.monash.edu.au 12 Clarity and Quality of Presentation • 10% • English • Referencing • Layout • I’ll cover this in a second
  13. 13. www.monash.edu.au 13 Assignment 2 • Peer Rating Sheet > You need to fill out a peer rating sheet for each of your group members > A score of 0 (bad) – 10 (good) on each of the different categories > In my pigeon hole on the same day with your name on the top > You only need numbers – if you wish to write something that is fine too > This is used to moderate grades
  14. 14. www.monash.edu.au 14 Tips for Assignment 1. Read the essay topic carefully – Keep topic next to you while writing. – Make sure you address all aspects of the topic. – Plan your answer. – Don’t lose focus. > Does every paragraph help address the question? > If not, replace it with a better one. – Follow logical structure.
  15. 15. www.monash.edu.au 15 Tips for Assignment (Cont.) 2. Formatting – Size 12 Font Times, Size 11 Calibri – Double spaced – Be consistent – No headings / sub-headings – 2 or 3 paragraphs per page – Proof reading / editing is very important
  16. 16. www.monash.edu.au 16 Tips for Assignment (Cont.) 3. Referencing – At least 15 references – APA style – Only use reliable sources > Do not rely on text books or lecture slides – Integrate references to for arguments – Reference list in alphabetical order – Use Q-manual for guidance

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