- Code LAWS8125
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:By the conclusion of this course, it is intended that students who have successfully completed all of the course requirements will be able to:
- Identify, explain and distinguish the theory, policy and principles
- related to corporate governance in Australia and in the OECD countries;
- Demonstrate the cognitive and technical skills to identify and explain Masters level knowledge and understanding of fiduciary duties and responsibilities owed by corporate directors and officers within Australia;
- Review and critically evaluate and explain, recent debates and reform initiatives in the area of corporate governance within Australia and in selected international jurisdictions; and
- Plan and execute a research project to demonstrate legal research principles and methodologies in applying critical analysis and application of legal principles and practice to complex issues arising in corporate governance, in Australia and globally.
This is an intensive course with a 4 day compulsory intensive (see LLM timetable for dates).
Approximately 6 weeks from the completion of the intensive your final assessment will be due. Contact with fellow students and the convenor, both prior to the intensive and after, is conducted via the Wattle course site.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment for this course will likely consist of:
- Essay (65%)
- Discussion Forum Postings (35%)
The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
26 hours of face to face teaching (4 day intensive). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours. Click here for the LLM Masters Program timetable
Requisite and Incompatibility
Students must rely on the approved Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
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.
Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.