GOVERNANCE IN A GLOBALISING WORLD

IBU5GW

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The aim of this subject is to provide an overview of the emerging field of corporate governance in an international context. Numerous corporate failures and environmental disasters in recent times have provided a surge of interest in ensuring that companies reflect not only regulatory standards but also conduct their operations to reflect community and society norms. Different governance structures will be explored providing you with an understanding of historical, international and business contexts. Your critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills will be improved through analysing organisational problems and scenarios through individual and group work. 

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BUA5CG

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsInternational Corporate Governance: A comparative approachPrescribedThomas Clarke 2017Routledge

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand the importance of good corporate governance and its role in corporate success;

Activities:
lectures, workshops and group activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Situate corporate behaviour within the broader context of the world, society, and the community;

Activities:
lectures, workshops and group activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Critically discuss corporate governance principles including legal and professional regulation;

Activities:
lectures, workshops and group activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Explain corporate governance practices and policies and their role in corporate success and ethical business practice;

Activities:
lectures, workshops and group activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

05. Through team work critically analyse the latest developments in the corporate governance field and apply to organisational scenarios.

Activities:
lectures, workshops and group activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 32 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1500-word (equivalent) individual final assessmentThis may be in the form of a take home exam or an assignment30 01, 02, 03, 04
one 2,500-word individual assignment40 01, 02, 04
one 4,500 - 6,000 word group project (1,200 words per student)Maximum group size of 4 students30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1500-word (equivalent) individual final assessmentThis may be in the form of a take home exam or an assignment30 01, 02, 03, 04
one 2,500-word individual assignment40 01, 02, 04
one 4,500 - 6,000 word group project (1,200 words per student)Maximum group size of 4 students30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 32 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1500-word (equivalent) individual final assessmentThis may be in the form of a take home exam or an assignment30 01, 02, 03, 04
one 2,500-word individual assignment40 01, 02, 04
one 4,500 - 6,000 word group project (1,200 words per student)Maximum group size of 4 students30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05