CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

BUA5CG

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you 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 you should be able to add value to your organisations through your understanding of corporate governance in a global context and of the role of the board of directors and management. Working independently, and working together with others, you will learn about corporate governance through solving business problems and develop ethical, critical thinking and problem solving skills required to add value to organisations.

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

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCorporate Governance: principles, policies and practicesPrescribedTicker, B, 2012OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. In teams analyse organisational governance practices and recommend improvements

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. Critically analyse organisations' institutional environments and their impact on organisational practices

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

03. Critically discuss 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. Explain the importance of good corporate governance and its role in corporate success within the broader context of the world, society and 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)

05. Apply ethical, critical thinking and problem solving skills in analysing organisational problems

Activities:
Group discussion, debates, case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

06. Apply Corporate Governance principles to organisational scenarios

Activities:
Case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2016, Week 49-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 49 - 51
Six 6.0 hours seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 49 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Seminars will be scheduled as per the Subject Learning Guide on LMS"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000 word individual essay30 01, 02, 03, 04
2000 word individual final assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
6000 word group project (1,500 words per student) and presentation (5 min per student)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06