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 on shareholders, directors and management. Attention is also given to the regulation of corporations and to selected international corporate governance issues.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate a solid understanding of the purpose and nature of corporations.
- Evaluate different stakeholders’ roles and significance in relation to corporate governance.
- Explain the importance of regulation, markets and information in corporate governance.
- Evaluate international differences and similarities in relevant institutions and developments.
- Critically assess governance concerns for individual corporations and their stakeholders.
- Case study project (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- A combination of class participation, exams, assignments, quizzes, and other assessments. (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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Students taking this course are expected to commit 130 hours over the semester to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.
Classes are lecture and workshop/seminar based.
Each week there will be prescribed readings, recommended readings and questions and research activities that are part of your class preparation. It is essential that you prepare thoroughly for each weekly class. Prescribed readings are the minimum reading requirement. Lectures and workshops/seminars may introduce material that is additional to the prescribed reading and contributes to the course learning objectives. Engagement in workshop/seminars where you discuss prepared questions and material introduced in the class is an important part of the learning process for this course.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Information about the prescribed textbook will be available via the Class Summary.
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