Corporate Governance And Regulation - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1 , Sess 3
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 3
  • Assessment: Assessment (25%) , Assignment (40%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 3,960.00
International 4,210.00

Please note: Session 1 enrolments is closed.

This unit will provide you with an introduction to corporations’ law and the duties of directors and managers. Managers need to understand their responsibilities to their company, shareholders, employees, customers and society, and the types of rules that they should consider to appropriately regulate a company. They also need to be aware of the external bodies that regulate companies, and how to apply ethical standards to their role. You will learn about these issues in this unit.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. understand principles of personal, professional and organisational ethics and links to decision making
  2. understand and be able to apply the principles of good corporate governance
  3. understand the legal components of corporate social responsibility
  4. analyse and correctly interpret laws
  5. understand what constitutes an effective corporate code of conduct
  6. identify social and environmental implications of business decisions and practices.
  • Assessment (25%)
  • Assignment (40%)
  • Report (35%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1The theoretical basis of corporate governance
2Components of a corporate governance system; a key legal rule; and major regulatory influences that are relevant to corporate governance
3The role of the board of directors
4Directors duties
5The role of board subcommittees
6Shareholder rights
7Conduct of external audit
8Codes of conduct and risk management
9Accounting issues and corporate governance
10Corporate social responsibility
12Globalisation of corporate governance

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links
  • Wikis

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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