Course details

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

Recent scandals in the banking and finance industry along with changing societal expectations have brought ethics firmly back into the mainstream. Ethical judgement and decision making are now regarded as essential skills for business leaders, in both an individual and organisational capacity.

This Melbourne MicroCert will build your knowledge and skills in organisational and personal ethics. You will gain a pragmatic understanding of your own ethical subjectivity and the plethora of alternative viewpoints, and the way organisational structures and culture shape individual and group-level judgement and decision-making. This will help you approach ethical dilemmas with confidence and support a climate of ethical leadership.

Ethical Judgement is part of the Adaptive Leadership series, which will equip you to understand and apply core knowledge, skills and tools to recognise and navigate leadership opportunities and challenges in the context of digital transformation and dynamic competitive environments.

The subject focuses on how to build individual and collective capacity for change and agility.

It is also part of the Leadership suite, which comprises this series and the Managing Teams series.

Who is it for?

Ethical Judgement is designed for a diverse range of early-career professionals seeking to develop their leadership ability and knowledge. You might be an emerging leader, seeking to enhance your leadership capabilities to complement technical knowledge and expertise, or wanting to advance into more senior leadership positions. You could work in professional and business services, manufacturing, health, NGOs, education, hospitality and aviation.

The course is also suited more broadly to anyone wanting to build their competence, capability and confidence as they progress through various career stages and job changes.

Key topics

Developed by academic experts, the Melbourne MicroCert is based on real world needs to provide highly applicable skills and knowledge. Ethical Judgement focuses on two key facets of ethical decision making:

Organisational Ethics: Manufacturing Moral Robots – how modern business and organisational contexts can either support our ethical judgement and decision-making skills or negate our moral impulses
Personal Values and Ethics: Guiding Ethical Judgement – providing a pragmatic, comprehensive framework that builds on our subjective strengths and weaknesses for effective ethical judgement in organisations.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of Ethical Judgement, you will have enhanced capacity to lead others. You will be able to:

Inquire and evaluate sources of workplace pressure that impede ethical judgement and decision making
Interpret how personal values and societal perspectives influence ethical judgement and decision making
Apply a comprehensive framework incorporating alternative approaches to ethical decision making.

Learning experience

Taught by leading experts, this highly flexible Melbourne MicroCert includes a combination of online lectures, skills development exercises, case studies and scenarios, contemporary readings and resources, facilitated group discussions, and hands-on workplace interventions and takeaways.

Pathways to further study

Ethical Judgement is part of the Adaptive Leadership series. It is also part of the Leadership suite which comprises the Adaptive Leadership series and the Managing Teams series. Managing Teams focuses on leading teams in a context of digital transformation and dynamic competitive environments. Both series provide a pathway to the Master of Professional Management.

You can take Ethical Judgement as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, or complement it with any other MicroCert in the Leadership suite, in whatever order you choose.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
1,350 for the entire course Contact institution 4 weeks
Self study / online (without attendance)
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
Australia

Entry criteria

There are no eligibility requirements.

Address

The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
Australia
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