Commercial Accountability Challenges in a Global Environment - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP4
  • Assessment: Group Discussion Board Task - (20-30%) , Project - Individual & Group (30-40%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 3,050.00
Domestic continuing 2,512.00
International 3,300.00
International continuing 2,762.00

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This unit aims to explore the nature and importance of the links between commercial accountability, ethical and sustainable business practices, and holistic risk management across business sectors in a global environment, including the impact on business of managing in the carbon economy. This will be addressed in terms of compliance, transparency and responsiveness to stakeholders.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Apply advanced knowledge of the importance of commercial accountability for human, natural and financial capital under the stewardship of management.
  2. Critically analyse the changing role and accountability of the Board in relation to corporate governance, risk management and ethical and sustainable practices within organisations.
  3. Critically analyse the issues for executive decision-making in the risk management and stewardship of financial, human and natural resources.
  4. Apply advanced knowledge of accountability frameworks to corporate governance challenges in a complex global business environment.
  • Group Discussion Board Task — (20-30%)
  • Project — Individual & Group (30-40%)
  • Report — Individual (30-50%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • LMC502 — Commercial Accountability Challenges in a Global Environment

It is expected that students will have managerial experience in the business world. To enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into a course from the provider.

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1Commercial accountability - business ethics and governance expectations
2Theoretical perspectives and contributions to commercial accountability
3Commercial accountability and governance
4Accountability and ethics - risks and opportunities

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

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  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.
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