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:
- 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.
- Essay (65) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Discussion Forum Postings (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 26 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours. Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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