The unit introduces students to corporate governance - one of the most important developments in business. The abuses and excesses of the takeover era and the exponential growth of the institutional investor have transformed the roles of shareholders, managers, and directors of publicly held companies. This unit explains how modern corporate governance has evolved, the trends and changes taking place and the likely impact of those changes. Students will be assisted to develop skills in applying techniques for effective corporate governance.
Topic 1 Introduction to Corporate Governance and Directors Roles and Responsibilities
Topic 2 Corporate Ownership, Power, Performance and Accountability
Topic 3 Board Knowledge, Committee Structure and Codes of Conduct
Topic 4 Board Review and Development and Corporate Strategy and Performance Measurement
Topic 5 Corporate Governance in the Global Business Environment and in Diverse Organisational Settings
Topic 6 Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility
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|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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