SCU OnlineStudy Period 2Study Period 2

Unit description

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.

Unit content

Topic 1: Corporate Governance and Management: An Introduction

Topic 2: Partnerships, Regulations and Models in Corporate Governance

Topic 3: Corporate Risk Management and the Role of the Board

Topic 4: The Governance of Companies around the World

Topic 5: Inside the Boardroom: Membership and Leadership

Topic 6: Evaluation and Effectiveness of Boards

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Study Period 2

  • Tricker, B , 2015, Corporate Governance: principles, policies, and practices, 3rd edn, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom. ISBN: 978-0-19-870275-7.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 (6)
Discussion board20%
Case study40%
Case study40%

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Fee information


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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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