Corporate Governance and Regulation - 2017

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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 2017: Sess 3
  • Availability for 2018: Sess 3
  • Assessment: Assessment (25%) , Assignment (40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 4,200.00
International 4,450.00

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. Managers also need to be aware of the ways that external bodies regulate companies, and how to apply ethical standards to their role.

Upon successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the principles of personal, professional and organisational ethics and links to decision making
  2. identify and be able to apply the principles of good corporate governance
  3. identify the legal components of corporate social responsibility
  4. analyse and correctly interpret laws relating to corporate governance
  5. demonstrate an understanding of 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.

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.

1Introduction - The Organisation, Ethics and Law: Context
2Legal Aspects of Business: Directors and their Duties
3Board Room Case Study Part One - Introduction
4Individual Behaviour and Ethics
5Board Room Case Study Part Two: The Scenario Unfolds
6Utilising Ethical Theories in Management Decision Making
7Board Room Case Study Part Three: Scenario Unfolds Further
8Internal CSR: Organisational Ethics: Codes of Ethics & Conduct
9External CSR: Shareholder Rights & Anti-Corporate Activism
10International Contexts for CSR
11CSR as Private Regulation
12Board Room Case Study Part Three: AGM and Stakeholder Meeting Scenario

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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Required textbooks

  • Principles Contemporary Corporate Governance 3ed

    By:Du Plessis et al

    ISBN: 9781107432420


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