• Offered by Research School of Accounting
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Business
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Gregory Shailer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
    Second Semester 2019
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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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills 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. Evaluate international differences and similarities in relevant institutions and developments.
  5. Critically assess governance concerns for individual corporations and their stakeholders.
  6. Demonstrate a critical understanding of corporate governance research.

Indicative Assessment

  1. 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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Workload

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 BUSN4045/BUSN7045 lecture (3 hours) plus a 1-hour seminar per week.There are additional prescribed readings and key issues that are to be 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 readings specified in the class summary.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with BUSN7045 and BUSN8145.

You will need to contact the Research School of Accounting to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Information about the prescribed textbook will be available via the Class Summary.

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
2019 $4140
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4782 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9791 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View

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