CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

BUA5CG

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will be provided with an overview of the new and emerging field of global corporate governance. Numerous corporate failures and environmental disasters in recent times have provided a surge of interest in ensuring companies reflect not only regulatory standards but also conduct their operations to reflect community and society norms. By the conclusion of this subject students should be able to add value to their organisations through their understanding of corporate governance in a global context and of the role of the board of directors and management. Students will be expected to consider a variety of different perspectives: stakeholders versus stakeholder paradigms; legal and behavioural frameworks; the external environment and the responsibility to stakeholders; board responsibilities, processed and remuneration; ESG risk; and international governance and frameworks.

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

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in LMMBA or HZMBHA or LMMBAH or LMMBAA or LZFABA to do this subject.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCorporate Governance: principles, olicies and procticesPrescribedTicker, BOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse organisational governance practices and recommend improvements in light of the environment

Activities:
Case studies, organisational analysis tools
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Discuss institutional environments and their impact on organisational practices

Activities:
lectures, group discussions, case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)

03. To demonstrate an understanding of the importance of corporate governance principles and practices including legal and professional regulation

Activities:
lectures, group discussion, case studies, guest speakers
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. To demonstrate an understanding of the importance of good corporate governance and its role in corporate success within the broader context of the world, society and the community

Activities:
Lectures, group discussion, debates, case studies, guest speakers
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2015, Week 49-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 49 - 50
Four 10.0 hours seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 49 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"seminars will be schedules 9-6pm December 5, 6,12 & 13 2015"

Seminar Week: 50 - 50
Two 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays at night from week 50 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend sessions on December 9 & 10 6-9pm"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000 word individual assignment30 03, 04
2000 word individual final assignment30 01, 02, 03, 04
6000 word group (3 students per group) project (20%) and presentation (5 min per student) (20%)40 01, 02

Vietnam, 2015, Week 37-43, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size60

Enrolment information Hanoi University agreement stipulates a maximum of 60 Cohort recruitment is capped at 60

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 37 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000 word individual assignment30 03, 04
2000 word individual final assignment30 01, 02, 03, 04
6000 word group (3 students per group) project (20%) and presentation (5 min per student) (20%)40 01, 02