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.
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
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||Understand the underlying themes and issues and the key legal principles relating to corporate governance||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems in the law of corporate governance||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Apply critical judgment including analysis, reasoning, and appropriate, directed research to the law of corporate governance||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||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||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||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||Intellectual rigour||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.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
Study Period 4
- Farrar J & Hanrahan, P, 2016, Corporate Governance , 2nd, LexisNexis. ISBN: 9780409344028.
Teaching and assessment
SCU Online (intensive)
|Structured online learning|
|Short written response||10%|
|Exam: take home||40%|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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