• Offered by Research School of Accounting
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest Accounting, Commerce, Management

This course provides a framework for analysing issues in the governance of corporations derived from a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and issues associated with corporate governance practices and mechanisms. This is achieved by examining the nature of corporations and their environments, and the concepts, principles and practices of corporate governance. This examination is based on a public interest perspective of corporations. 

Topics explore the complex interactive roles of various stakeholders in corporate governance, with some emphasis shareholders, directors and management. Attention is also given the regulation of corporations and to selected international corporate governance issues.

Learning Outcomes

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

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a solid understanding of the purpose and nature of corporations.
  2. Evaluate different stakeholders’ roles and significance in relation to corporate governance.
  3. Explain the importance of regulation, markets and information in corporate governance.
  4. International differences and similarities in relevant institutions and developments.
  5. Critically assess governance concerns for individual corporations and their stakeholders

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

  • Class participation  10%
  • Case analysis  25%
  • Major essay or project  25%
  • Final examination  40%


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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours a week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (including non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.

Classes are seminar based. Where appropriate, there will be a brief lecture to outline the main focus of the seminar discussion and to explain any background material that is not in the prescribed reading.

Each week there will be prescribed readings and key issues that are to be addressed. It is essential that you prepare thoroughly for each weekly class. Prescribed readings are the minimum reading requirement. You are expected to complete all prescribed readings and to participate in seminars by leading discussion at times and by commenting on the views expressed by fellow students.

Specialisations

Fees

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:
3
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4493 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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