• Offered by Research School of Accounting
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest Accounting, Commerce, Management
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Marvin Wee
    • Prof Gregory Shailer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
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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.

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

Other Information

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]

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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 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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 48 units of 6000, 7000 or 8000 level BUSN, ECON, FINM, MGMT or STAT courses. Incompatible with BUSN4045 & BUSN8145.

Prescribed Texts

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

Specialisations

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
2020 $3900
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3164 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8464 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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