Business Ethics

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The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Trimester 1, 2013

71203 Business Ethics Assignment 1
Weighting: This assignment is worth 35% of your final mark. Due date: Your completed assignment must reach the Open Polytechnic by Tuesday, 2 April 2013. Instructions 1. This assignment is based on the course material and readings in Module 1. You should draw on a topic in a later module only if it is relevant to the situation you choose for Part B of the assignment. Complete Part A and Part B, following the instructions on the next page. Ensure that your name and student number are on each page and that your pages are numbered. All work presented and submitted must respect the word limit and be your own work. Sentences beyond the total word limit will not be marked. Work containing plagiarism will not be assigned a passing grade. Plagiarism is when you use sentences and paragraphs from another’s work without enclosing it in quotation marks or properly acknowledging it through referencing. Markers use reference-checking tools. These tools highlight sentences and paragraphs in a student’s work that match sentences and paragraphs from other sources. You may include passages that quote from or rely on other sources if they are properly identified and referenced. Avoid extensive quoting because your assignment will not show enough of your own thinking. Follow the APA referencing format in your references list and in-text referencing. This format is outlined in The Short Guide to APA Referencing, which is available on the Online Campus (under Support, then Referencing Tools). Submit your assignment online via the Online Campus, using the Assessment Submissions link on your course page.

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Part A (a) (b) Explain what an ethical theory aims to do, and why ethical theories are incompatible. Show your charitable understanding of one of: • • • (c) utilitarianism Kantian moral theory...
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