GOVERNANCE, ETHICS AND RISK MANAGEMENT

ACC3GRM

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Ethical behaviour and responsibility are fundamental for financial services professionals in the contemporary business environment. Professionals in the financial services industry are required to have an ability to understand, evaluate and apply principles of ethics, governance, accountability and risk management. In this subject, you will gain knowledge and understandings of the key theoretical and practical elements of ethics, governance and risk management. You will focus on topics such as ethical theories, ethical decision-making processes, junctures between ethics, professionalism and organisations, economic crime, corporate governance mechanisms, boards of directors, corporate social responsibility, and risk management concepts and frameworks.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKamran Ahmed

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesACC1AMD

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Principles of Ethics and Corporate Governance in Financial Services

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSteven Dellaportas, Steen Thomsen and Martin Conyon

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PublisherMcGraw-Hill Australia

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Evaluate ethical principles, theories and decision-making processes.
02. Describe and analyse connections and tensions between ethics, professionalism and the corporate environment.
03. Identify and critique corporate governance principles and mechanisms.
04. Define and analyse issues surrounding the roles, functions and structures of boards of directors.
05. Interpret risk management procedures and risk management frameworks.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKamran Ahmed

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One Mid-semester Test (In-Class) (500-word equivalent) Individual assessment.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One Group Assignment (1,000-word equivalent per student)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 3-hour Final Examination (3,000-word equivalent) Individual assessment.N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5