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Unit description

Offers an opportunity for critical reflection on corporate governance mechanisms in the Australian legal terrain. It is designed to develop critical evaluative skills to enhance effective governance performance of bodies and individuals in corporate entities. The aim of the unit is to facilitate an innovative and integrated understanding of legal mechanisms and practices inherent in the governance of corporations, in their various forms, in the commercial and social settings.

Unit content


Topic 1 – Acquainting with the law of corporate governance
Topic 2 – Regulation, management and control of corporate bodies
Topic 3 – Formative roles of the board, management and members
Topic 4 – Contemporary corporate governance issues
Topic 5 – Sustainability and corporate social responsibility
Topic 6 – Critical reflection on corporate governance in the Australian legal terrain

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
1Understand the underlying themes and issues and the key legal principles relating to corporate governanceKnowledge of a discipline
2Apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems in the law of corporate governanceIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3Apply critical judgment including analysis, reasoning, and appropriate, directed research to the law of corporate governanceIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
4Identify and comment on the policy issues which arise in various topics, including the need for law reform where the law is considered deficient Intellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
5Show an ability to learn and work independently within broad parameters as defined by the assessment requirements. Included here is the capacity to find, access, manage and evaluate sources of information relevant to the law of corporate governanceIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
6Demonstrate the capacity to communicate appropriately and effectively, expressed in well-written, clear and logical language that is supported with appropriate references. Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. Understand the underlying themes and issues and the key legal principles relating to corporate governance
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems in the law of corporate governance
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. Apply critical judgment including analysis, reasoning, and appropriate, directed research to the law of corporate governance
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. Identify and comment on the policy issues which arise in various topics, including the need for law reform where the law is considered deficient
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. Show an ability to learn and work independently within broad parameters as defined by the assessment requirements. Included here is the capacity to find, access, manage and evaluate sources of information relevant to the law of corporate governance
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. Demonstrate the capacity to communicate appropriately and effectively, expressed in well-written, clear and logical language that is supported with appropriate references.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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International

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