Management and Information Technology


MGTE 41022

Professional Practices

Status : Core Pre-requisite : None Co-requisite : None


On completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of a professional.
  • Communicate at a professional level.Discuss the role of ethics in industry.
  • Appreciate how to accept responsibility and ownership for yourself and other people under your direction.
  • Describe the role of professional associations.
  • Apply own level of social intelligence to his/her own position related to other professionals in the work place and thereby make informed decisions aligned to the professional practice in the industry s/he is involved in.

Communication, Ethics, Differentiation between law, morals and ethics, Introduction to decision making, Professionalism, Professional associations, Using standards, Codes of ethic, Social intelligence, Professional judgment, The inter-relationships between communication and professionalism,, The inter-relationships between professionalism and ethics, The inter-relationships between ethics and professional judgment, The inter-relationships between professional judgment and social intelligence.

Lectures and case analysis.
End-of-semester examination and continuous evaluation.

    1. Bazerman, M H and Moore, D A (2009), Judgment in Managerial Decision Making, 7th Edition, John Wiley.
    2. Fisher, A (2001), Critical Thinking: an introduction, Cambridge University Press.