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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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Integrate advanced theoretical corporate governance knowledge across a range of business disciplines drawing examples from internationally significant business casesIntellectual rigourEthical practiceCultural competence
2Critically apply advanced theoretical and technical corporate governance knowledge and skills to solve emerging and or advanced corporate governance problemsIntellectual rigourEthical practiceCultural competence
3Demonstrate 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 rigourEthical practiceCultural competence
4Justify and communicate corporate governance advice, guidance and ideas in complex collaborative contexts involving both professionals and non-professionals in the corporate governance field.Intellectual rigourEthical practiceCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Integrate advanced theoretical corporate governance knowledge across a range of business disciplines drawing examples from internationally significant business cases
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. Critically apply advanced theoretical and technical corporate governance knowledge and skills to solve emerging and or advanced corporate governance problems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: 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
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: 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.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

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Teaching and assessment

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