CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

MGT5GOV

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject ties together the full range of legal, managerial and ethical issues which affect corporate governance best practice. It identifies the best practice principles which students can apply in their own corporate or governmental situation. The topic coverage includes the elements of corporate governance, role, composition, functions and assessment of boards and board structures, corporate social responsibility, and director remuneration. The subject builds upon the knowledge of the law and its practical application gained from MGT5ACL: Applied Corporate Law and MGT5CAC: Corporate Accountability. This subject is offered in partnership with the Governance Institute of Australia.



SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Wildenauer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites IBU5GW; Students must be enrolled in LMCGR - Master of Management (Corporate Governance and Risk), or by permission of subject coordinator.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is managed and delivered by the Governance Institute of Australia. Classes normally begin 1-2 weeks after standard La Trobe semester and meet for 2.0 hours weekly for 12 weeks, depending on Governance Institute timetable. Classes may be offered in intensive block mode on weekends, depending on the Governance Institute timetable. Students may be able to take the subject online, with permission from the subject coordinator. Students are recommended to contact the subject coordinator prior to enrolling. Students are recommended to take Corporate Accountability - MGT5CAC, and Applied Corporate Law - MGT5ACL prior to enrolling in this subject. International student enrolment is limited to international students enrolled in one of the following courses: LMCGR, LMMGT, LMMEI, LMMHR, LMPM, LMMSM, LMIBUS, LZFAPA.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsOn-line resources - academic and industry articles, research papers and other recourcesRecommendedTBATBA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand corporate governance regulatory regime and practices in Australia

Activities:
Theoretical and practical discussion of contemporary issues in the field in lectures/seminars and tutorials Work-based assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
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)

02. Analyse corporate governance guidelines and identify the fundamental principles of good corporate governance

Activities:
Theoretical and practical discussion of contemporary issues in the field in lectures/seminars and tutorials Work-based assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Evaluate the parameters for defining best practice in the field of corporate governance

Activities:
Theoretical and practical discussion of contemporary issues in the field in lectures/seminars and tutorials Work-based assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
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)

04. Apply corporate governance best practice to different types of organisations

Activities:
Theoretical and practical discussion of contemporary issues in the field in lectures/seminars and tutorials Work-based assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
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)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size5

Enrolment information Limited space at off-campus facility No Online enrolments enabled. Course coordinator to give priority to students enrolled in LMCGR.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Wildenauer

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on any day including weekend at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Subject coordinator to provide schedule. Subject delivered by Governance Institute of Australia. Classes normally begin 1-2 weeks after standard La Trobe semester and meet for 2.0 hours weekly for 12 weeks, depending on Governance Institute timetable. Classes may be offered in intensive block mode on weekends, depending on the Governance Institute timetable."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Assignment - 2,500 words30 01, 02, 03, 04
Examination70 01, 02, 03, 04

City Campus, 2018, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size5

Enrolment information Limited space at off-campus facility No Online enrolments enabled. Course coordinator to give priority to students enrolled in LMCGR.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Wildenauer

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on any day including weekend at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Subject coordinator to provide schedule. Subject delivered by Governance Institute of Australia. Classes normally begin 1-2 weeks after standard La Trobe semester and meet for 2.0 hours weekly for 12 weeks, depending on Governance Institute timetable. Classes may be offered in intensive block mode on weekends, depending on the Governance Institute timetable."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Assignment - 2,500 words30 01, 02, 03, 04
Examination70 01, 02, 03, 04