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ASSESSMENT BRIEF
Subject Code and Title MGT301A : Ethics and Sustainability
Assessment Individual Report
Individual/Group Individual
Length Part A: 750 words (+/ 10%)
Part B: 1000 words (+/ 10%)
Learning Outcomes a) Identify questions of ethics and sustainability and analyse how they impact on one’s day-to-day work experience. b) Apply a range of ethical frameworks and develop a vocabulary for ethical issues.
c) Demonstrate the ability to apply the various frameworks that underpin how individuals and organisations make decisions on complex ethical issues.
d) Analyse the impact of economic, commercial, social and environmental trends on an organisation’s ethical and sustainability behaviours.
Submission Part A: Due by 10 am Friday of module 3.1 (week 5)
Part B: Due by 10 am Friday of module 5.1 (week 9)
Weighting Part A: 20%
Part B: 30%
Total Marks 100 marks (each part)
Context
This assessment provides you with the opportunity to engage with and apply ethical frameworks to real-world issues. You will select two ethical issues facing an organisation of your choice and identify ways of dealing with them. By doing this, you will enhance your ability to ethically address the economic, commercial, social and environmental issues you will face in the workplace.
You will complete in-class activities, in modules 2.2 (week 4) and 4.2 (week 8) that will prepare you for this assessment task and give you examples of the ethical issues you could choose.
Instructions
In Part A, you will address the following questions:
? What are two ethical economic, commercial, social or environmental issues that must be managed by contemporary organisations?
? What are two ethical frameworks that can help inform you about how to best manage these issues?
o Structure:
1. Introduction (75 words)
2. Identification of issue 1 (150 words)
3. Ethical framework for addressing issue 1 and justification of choice (150 words)
4. Identification of issue 2 (150 words)
5. Ethical framework for addressing issue 2 and justification of choice (150 words)
6. Conclusion (75 words)
7. Reference list (excluded from word count) In Part B, you will address the following question:
? How does reflecting about the ethical management of these issues inform your thinking about your future workplace behaviour?
? How might you change your behaviour in the future based on what you have learned about the two ethical frameworks?
? How does your professional ethics influence how you might behave?
? How might the behaviour of senior management influence your behaviour?
? How might corporate governance structures influence your behaviour?
? How might the culture of the organisation influence your behaviour?
? How can ethical codes of conduct be used by organisations to create an ethical culture in organisations?
o Structure:
1. Introduction (75 words)
2. Summary of issues and frameworks discussed in Part A (150 words)
3. Reflection on your future workplace behaviour (700 words)
4. Conclusion (75 words)
5. Reference list (excluded from word count).
To complete this assessment, you will need to select two ethical issues and then undertake library research to identify two relevant ethical frameworks. You will then explain how these theories can be used to identify different ways in which these issues can be handled ethically. Finally, you will reflect on your thinking and describe how undertaking this assignment has developed your thinking about your future workplace behaviour.
Both parts to this assessment task should include appropriate academic referencing and a reference list following APA 6th edition style of referencing. Please see the Academic Skills page on Blackboard for information on referencing in APA 6th: https://laureateau.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/listContent.jsp?course_id=_20163_1&co ntent_id=_2498849_1
The Learning Rubric (pp. 4-9) is your guide to how your assessment will be marked. Please be sure to check this rubric very carefully before submission.
Submission Instructions
Submit Part A by 10 am Friday of module 3.1 (week 5) via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in MGT301A: Ethics and Sustainability. The learning facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
Submit Part B by 10 am Friday of module 5.1 (week 9) via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in MGT301A: Ethics and Sustainability. The learning facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
Learning Rubric: Assessment 2 – Part A
Assessment Attributes Fail (Unacceptable) 0-49% Pass
(Functional)
50-64% Credit
(Proficient) 65-74% Distinction
(Advanced)
75 -84% High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Knowledge and Understanding
35% Report does not address the question, demonstrates limited understanding of the topic with limited/no developed aspects of the task.
Report indicates confusion of personal opinion and information (substantiated by evidence) from the research/course materials. ?
? Report addresses the basic components of the question, demonstrates only a cursory understanding of the topic and develops the minimum aspects of the task.
Report indicates some confusion of personal opinion and information (substantiated by evidence) from the research/course
materials. ?
Report addresses most components of the question, demonstrates a good understanding of the topic and develops most aspects of the task.
Report t justifies personal opinion, by utilising evidence and information from independent research.
Report addresses the full components of the question, demonstrates a very good understanding of the topic and develops all aspects of the task.
Report discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information
(substantiated by robust evidence) from independent research and extended reading.
Report addresses the full components of the question, demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the topic and develops thorough and critical analysis of the task.
Report systematically and critically discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from independent research.
Research and
Justification of Ethical
Framework
35% Report shows little/no evidence of research or enquiry.
Requires a clearer identification of appropriate ethical frameworks and their Report shows some evidence of research or enquiry.
Appropriate ethical frameworks have been identified, with a basic justification to address organisation’s issues. Report shows sufficient evidence of research or enquiry.
Appropriate ethical
frameworks have been
proficiently identified, with a conscientious Report shows substantial evidence of research or enquiry.
Appropriate ethical frameworks have been effectively identified, with a critical justification Report shows exceptional evidence of research or enquiry and indicates serious contemplation of sources and extended reading.
justification to address organisation’s issues.
Report shows basic evidence of research or enquiry.
justification to address organisation’s issues.
to address organisation’s issues.
Appropriate ethical frameworks have been
skilfully identified, with an expert justification to address organisation’s issues.
Structure and Flow of
Ideas
20% Report does not present adequate information, ideas or evidence.
Report lacks logical/clear structure and flow of ideas, making it difficult to understand.
Line of reasoning is unclear and difficult to follow.
Report presents information, ideas and evidence sufficiently, however these require further logic and clarity.
Report has a sufficient structure, however flow of ideas are a challenge and can be difficult to understand.
Line of reasoning is passable, however, can sometimes be difficult to follow and requires clarity.
Report presents information, ideas and evidence clearly and logically.
Report has a good structure, with a good flow of ideas.
Line of reasoning is of a good standard and easy to follow.
Report presents information and arguments in a logical and clear way, which is well supported by evidence.
Report has a very good structure, with a strong flow of ideas; opinions and ideas are expressed in a clear and concise manner with obvious connection to topic.
Line of reasoning is clear, logical and easy to follow.
Report is expertly presented; descriptive, concise and informative, exceptionally developed and well supported by evidence.
Report has an excellent structure, with a strong, clear flow of ideas; engages and sustains the audience’s interest in the topic and the reader can immediately grasp the relevancy.
Line of reasoning is excellent; demonstrating
a clear, logical flow of ideas and arguments that are easy to follow.
Correct citation of key
resources and
evidence
10%
Demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas.
Does not use sufficient sources.
Does not include correct references or intext citations; does not use APA 6th style.
Demonstrates use of credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas, however, these are not always explicit or well developed.
Uses sufficient sources, however can be greatly improved.
Attempts to include references or in-text citations, however these are sometimes insufficient for research purposes, or incorrect;
uses APA 6th style, however may contain some citation or referencing errors.
Demonstrates use of credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas.
Shows good evidence of attempts to source information.
Includes in-text citations and references from suitable sources; uses APA 6th style, however may contain minor citation or referencing errors.
Demonstrates use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and statements.
Shows evidence of wide scope for sourcing evidence.
Includes in-text citations and references from suitable sources; uses APA 6th style, containing minimal and or no errors.
Demonstrates use of high quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and position statements.
Shows evidence of wide scope for sourcing evidence.

Includes in-text citations and references from suitable sources; uses APA 6th style, containing no errors.
Learning Rubric: Assessment 2 – Part B
Assessment Attributes Fail (Unacceptable) 0-49% Pass
(Functional)
50-64% Credit
(Proficient) 65-74% Distinction
(Advanced)
75 -84% High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Knowledge and Understanding
35% Report does not address the question, demonstrates limited understanding of the topic with limited/no developed aspects of the task.
Report indicates confusion of personal opinion and information (substantiated by evidence) from the research/course
materials. ?
Report addresses the basic components of the question, demonstrates only a cursory understanding of the topic and develops the minimum aspects of the task.
Report indicates some confusion of personal opinion and information (substantiated by evidence) from the research/course materials.
Report addresses most components of the question, demonstrates a good understanding of the topic and develops most aspects of the task.
Report justifies personal opinion, by utilising evidence and information from independent research.
Report addresses the full components of the question, demonstrates a very good understanding of the topic and develops all aspects of the task.
Report discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information
(substantiated by robust evidence) from independent research and extended reading.
Report addresses the full components of the question, demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the topic and develops thorough and critical analysis of the task.
Report systematically and critically discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from independent research.
Reflection
35% Report demonstrates a limited attempt to reflect on the application of acquired knowledge to future workplace behaviour, with no/limited attempt to link acquired knowledge to future Report demonstrates a basic attempt to reflect on the application of acquired knowledge to future workplace behaviour, however, does not critically reflect on the ethical underlying rationale that could lead to this behaviour. Report adequately reflects on the application of acquired knowledge to future workplace behaviour, including a basic reflection on the ethical underlying rationale that could lead to this behaviour.
Report thoroughly reflects on the application of acquired knowledge to future workplace behaviour, including an in-depth reflection on the ethical underlying rationale that could lead to this behaviour. Report expertly reflects on the application of acquired knowledge to future workplace behaviour, including an in-depth, critical and meticulous reflection on the ethical underlying rationale that could lead to this behaviour.
workplace behaviour, or ethical frameworks.
Structure and Flow of
Ideas
20% Report does not present adequate information, ideas or evidence.
Report lacks logical/clear structure and flow of ideas, making it difficult to understand.
Line of reasoning is unclear and difficult to follow.
Report presents information, ideas and evidence sufficiently, however these require further logic and clarity.
Report has a sufficient structure, however flow of ideas are a challenge and can be difficult to understand.
Line of reasoning is passable, however, can sometimes be difficult to follow and requires clarity. Report presents information, ideas and evidence clearly and logically.
Report has a good structure, with a good flow of ideas.
Line of reasoning is of a good standard and easy to follow.
Report presents information and arguments in a logical and clear way, which is well supported by evidence.
Report has a very good structure, with a strong flow of ideas; opinions and ideas are expressed in a clear and concise manner with obvious connection to topic.
Line of reasoning is clear, logical and easy to follow. Report is expertly presented; descriptive, concise and informative, exceptionally developed and well supported by evidence.
Report has an excellent structure, with a strong, clear flow of ideas; engages and sustains the audience’s interest in the topic and the reader can immediately grasp the relevancy.
Line of reasoning is excellent; demonstrating
a clear, logical flow of ideas and arguments that are easy to follow.
Correct citation of key
resources and
evidence
10% Demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas. Demonstrates use of credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas, however, these are not always explicit or well developed. Demonstrates use of credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas.
Shows good evidence of attempts to source information. Demonstrates use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and statements. Demonstrates use of high quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and position statements.
Does not use sufficient sources.
Does not include correct references or intext citations; does not use APA 6th style.
Uses sufficient sources, however can be greatly improved.
Attempts to include references or in-text citations, however these are sometimes insufficient for research purposes, or incorrect;
uses APA 6th style, however may contain some citation or referencing errors.
Includes in-text citations and references from suitable sources; uses APA 6th style, however may contain minor citation or referencing errors.
Shows evidence of wide scope for sourcing evidence.
Includes in-text citations and references from suitable sources; uses APA 6th style, containing minimal and or no errors.
Shows evidence of wide scope for sourcing evidence.

Includes in-text citations and references from suitable sources; uses APA 6th style, containing no errors.

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