CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

MGT5GOV

2021

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-ordinatorPaul Willard

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLectures/seminars, tutorials and work-based assignment.

Capstone subjectNo

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis 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.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Understand corporate governance regulatory regime and practices in Australia
02. Analyse corporate governance guidelines and identify the fundamental principles of good corporate governance
03. Evaluate the parameters for defining best practice in the field of corporate governance
04. Apply corporate governance best practice to different types of organisations

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinator

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Assignment - 2,500 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Examination - 3000 words

N/ACentral examIndividualNo70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

City Campus, 2021, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Willard

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Assignment - 2,500 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Examination - 3000 words

N/ACentral examIndividualNo70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4