SCU OnlineStudy Period 6Study Period 6

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Study Period 6

  • du Plessis J, Hargovan A and Harris J, 2018, Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance , 4th, Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9781108413022.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Short written response10%
Exam: take home40%

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

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Fee information


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