• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery Online

This course will examine the following:

  • Introduction to Corporate Governance
  • Overview of the concept of the corporation
  • Division of powers in the corporation
  • Directors Duties
  • Enforcement of directors' duties
  • Consequences of Breach
  • Indemnification and release
  • Executive remuneration
  • Division of powers in the corporation
  • Shareholders meetings
  • Role of institutional investors
  • Corporate Regulation
  • Shareholder participation
  • Regulating corporate governance
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Globalisation of corporate governance.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

At the end  of this course students should be able to:

  • Have obtained familiarity with the theory, policy and principles related to corporate governance in Australia and in the OECD countries
  • Have obtained a thorough knowledge of fiduciary duties and responsibilities owed by corporate directors and officers within Australia
  • Be conversant with recent debates and reform initiatives in the area of corporate governance within Australia and in some international jurisdictions

Other Information

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Indicative Assessment

Students must rely on the Approved Assessment which will be posted on the Wattle course website as well as the Wattle LLM Program website, prior to the commencement of the course.  Log in at http://wattle.anu.edu.au/

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26 Contact Hours (online and one day intensive)

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or be completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions. OR Be in enrolled in: Master of International Law (7310XMINTL), Master of Environmental Law (7309XMENVL), Master of Law, Governance & Development (7317XMLGD), Master of International Security Law (7318XMISL), Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313XMGCL), Master of Legal Studies (7305XMLEGS).


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2958
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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