|Gold Coast||Session 2||Session 2|
|Online||Session 2||Session 2|
|Sydney||Session 2||Session 2|
The unit introduces students to corporate governance practices, regulations and guidelines. The abuses and excesses in global financial markets and the exponential growth of institutional investors have transformed the roles of shareholders, managers, and directors of publicly held companies. This unit critically analyses how modern corporate governance has evolved, the trends and changes taking place and the likely impact of those changes. Students develop skills in solving advanced and emerging corporate governance problems and communicating this information in organisations.
Topic 1 Corporate Governance: An Introduction
Topic 2 The Difference between Governance and Management
Topic 3 The Governance Partnership
Topic 4 Regulations and Models of Corporate Governance
Topic 5 Board Functions
Topic 6 Corporate Risk and Social Responsibility
Topic 7 The Governance of Listed and Private Companies and Entities
Topic 8 Corporate Governance around the World
Topic 9 Board Membership
Topic 10 Board Leadership and Activities
Topic 11 Making a Board Effective
Topic 12 Evaluation of the Board’s Performance
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Integrate advanced theoretical corporate governance knowledge across a range of business disciplines drawing examples from internationally significant business cases||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|2||Critically apply advanced theoretical and technical corporate governance knowledge and skills to solve emerging and or advanced corporate governance problems||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|3||Demonstrate the capacity to exercise judgement under minimal supervision to solve emerging and or advanced corporate governance problems in complex contexts using social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|4||Justify and communicate corporate governance advice, guidance and ideas in complex collaborative contexts involving both professionals and non-professionals in the corporate governance field||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
- Tricker, R, 2015, Corporate Governance: Principles, Policies and Practices, 3rd edn, Oxford University Press, UK. ISBN: 9780198702757.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)|
|Short written response||20%|
|Exam: closed book||40%|
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