- Code BUSN8145
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Accounting
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Business
- Areas of interest Accounting, Commerce
This course has two elements: (1) it examines the principles and practice of corporate governance, and provides a framework for analysing issues in the governance of corporations; and (2) it examines key areas of research in corporate governance.
The first element 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.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of corporate governance research.
- Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to, class participation, assignment(s), quizzes and examination(s) as appropriate to assess the learning outcomes of the course. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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Students taking this course are expected to commit 130 hours over the semester to completing the work. This will include attending classes, course reading, research, writing and assignment work.
Students in this course attend BUSN8045 (3 hours) plus a 1-hour seminar per week. Students do not enrol in BUSN8045. In addition to the reading and preparation prescribed for BUSN8045, there are prescribed readings and key issues that are to do addressed each week. In addition to participating in general discussion, each student is required to lead the class discussion for assigned discussion questions. The reading load is typically the equivalent of 2-4 journal papers per week in addition to the BUSN8045 reading load.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Research School of Accounting to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Information about the prescribed textbook (if any) will be available via the Class Summary.
It is assumed that students familiar with basic corporate structures, concepts of accountability and control, the general form and content of corporate finance reports, and the general nature and functioning of financial markets. Students are expected to have completed or be enrolled in a basic research training course equivalent to honours (e.g. BUSN8013).
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|22 Jul 2024
|29 Jul 2024
|31 Aug 2024
|25 Oct 2024