Corporate Governance and Ethics-3000 words report

3000 words report
ACCT19083 – Term 3, 2017
Corporate Governance and Ethics
Due Date Week 7 Friday (05 January 2018) 11.45 PM (AEST) Assessment 1
Individual Assessment
Weighting 30%
Length 3,000words
Submission Online individually
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Company executives as the moral agents are responsible for decision making to successfully run their business
for maximising the well-being of various stakeholders. In reality, their decisions/actions have ethical dimensions
with positive or negative effects for stakeholders including investors (shareholders), employees and the society
at large. There are different ethical theories (in particular those covered in Module 2 and Chapter 2 of your
textbook) to critically evaluate the character and duties of the moral agents and ethical dimensions of their
For this assignment, consider Bernard Ebbers, the CEO of WorldCom, and Bernard Madoff, the CEO of Bernard
L. Madoff Investment Securities. Both of these companies collapsed in the First decade of the Twenty-First
century with revelation of ethical dimensions of the decisions/actions of the principal moral agents.
(a) Undertake a review of literature to develop and explain your perception of the ethical theories in
relation to the character of the moral agents, their duties and ethical dimensions of their
decisions/actions. Use your textbook, study materials in Moodle 2 and at least 3 journal articles to
develop your answer. Use CQU Library databases to find relevant journal articles.
(b) Explain two Bernards’ characters, their duties and ethical dimensions (consequences) of their
decisions/actions by applying appropriate ethical theories, selecting from those discussed in i)
above. Use academic journals (any number) and at least 8 media articles (e.g., those published in
the reputed newspapers) to develop your answer. If you are enthusiastic, you can visit the
investigation reports relating to WorldCom and Madoff Investment Securities.
Template and Marking Criteria
Contents Guidelines Size Marks
Title page Give a title of your assignment
Student name and Id
Table of contents
First page Essential
Executive summary Key points of what you found and how you
contribute to knowledge
Half a page 1 mark
Introduction Road map to your entire report stating what you
searched and how you planned/progressed
Half a page 1 mark
Main body of the
Discussion of ethical theories
See requirement (a)
1,250 words 12 marks
Application of ethical theories
See requirement (b)
1,250 words 12 marks
Conclusions Wrapping-up, stating what was your purpose and
how you responded to the requirements
Half a page 1 mark
References Appropriate references in the text and in the list at
the end as per APA referencing guide
1.5 marks
Quality of English 1.5 marks
Total 30% of the course 30 marks

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