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Global Corporate Governance (MGMT90038)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMGMT90038
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Firms face complex problems of governance and increasing scrutiny. The course will explain the function and features of corporate governance and key corporate governance theories. It will analyse the roles of board members and why good corporate governance practices are important for businesses. In particular, the course will discuss the implications of board membership composition for firms; why independent directors on boards are crucial; how committees are structured; the distinctive function of a CEO and Chairman, among others. It will also highlight corporate governance in an era of 'social responsibility'.

Intended learning outcomes

Understand how international firms have identified and responded to governance failure

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • High level of development;
  • Oral and written communication;
  • Collaborative learning & team work;
  • Problem solving;
  • Application of theory to practice;
  • Interpretation and analysis;
  • Critical thinking; and
  • Receptiveness to alternative ideas.

Last updated: 11 January 2018