CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

MGT5GOV

2015

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 Applied Corporate Law and Corporate Accountability.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Spoor

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students are recommended to take Applied Corporate Law - MGT5ACL, Corporate Accountability - MGT5CAC, and Risk and Compliance - MGT5RCO prior to enrolling in this subject.

Readings

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe the key elements of corporate governance, the regulatory regime and corporate governance guidelines

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. Understand the role and functions of boards and how board performance can be assessed.

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. Understand the impact of board composition and structures and the role of shareholders

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. Understand the key issues associated with corporate social responsibility and the ethical issues associated with 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)

05. Understand the issues associated with directors' and executives' remuneration and current issues in remuneration practices

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)

06. Apply best practice governance principles to practical applications through work-based case studies and reflection.

Activities:
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)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City, 2015, All Year, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarc Olynyk

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on any day including weekend at night from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignment - 2,500 words30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Examination70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Online, 2015, Week 33-45, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Spoor

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 33 - 45
Twelve 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 33 to week 45 and delivered via online.
"Subject coordinator to provide schedule."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignment - 2,500 words30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Examination70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06