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Institutional Governance in Tert Ed (MGMT90169)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMGMT90169
Term 3 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject provides an overview of key elements of effective governance in tertiary institutions, to provide participants with knowledge and insights in areas such as:

  • the legal basis of the institution and its charter or mission
  • roles and responsibilities of governing bodies and executive officers
  • defining mission, setting strategy, developing policy
  • managing stakeholder relations
  • delegations, decision making and committee processes
  • systems for ensuring legal compliance, financial control and risk identification
  • types of risk such as strategic, financial, compliance, operational, reputational
  • performance information and accountability reporting.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Analyse implications of the legal basis of the institution and how its mission is defined;
  • Critique, synthesise and apply common models of governance in tertiary education institutions;
  • Locate stakeholder groups affected by a new policy or strategy;
  • Plan and evaluate a consultation process to win support for a new policy or strategy;
  • Critically review and assess effectiveness of performance information systems and committees.

Generic skills

  • You should also have developed the following generic skills: • communicate with people who work in different cultures and contexts • investigate policy and strategy problems, and generate options to resolve them • assess the risks and benefits of different solutions to management problems • apply accepted policies and principles to different kinds of cases • make well-informed management decisions that consider specific contexts.

Last updated: 21 September 2019