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ACC03043 - Corporate Governance (2018)

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Availabilities:

LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast Session 2 Session 2
Melbourne N/A Session 2
Online Session 2 Session 2
Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini N/A Session 2
Perth N/A Session 2
Sydney N/A Session 2

Unit aim

The unit introduces students to corporate governance practices, regulations and guidelines. The abuses and excesses in global financial markets and the exponential growth of institutional investors have transformed the roles of shareholders, managers, and directors of publicly held companies. This unit critically analyses how modern corporate governance has evolved, the trends and changes taking place and the likely impact of those changes. Students develop skills in solving advanced and emerging corporate governance problems and communicating this information in organisations.

Unit content

Topic 1 The evolution of modern corporate governance

Topic 2 Company structure, the roles and responsibilities of directors and the board

Topic 3 Shareholders, stakeholders and ownership structures

Topic 4 Acting unethically: The anatomy of failure - Enron and HIH

Topic 5 Board knowledge and the importance of codes of ethics

Topic 6 A framework for board activities, board and committee structures

Topic 7 Board styles, board review and appraisal, and board development

Topic 8 Strategy formulation, policy making and measuring management performance

Topic 9 Corporate governance in the global business environment 

Topic 10 Corporate governance in SME and Start-up Companies 

Topic 11 Corporate governance in diverse organisational settings

Topic 12 Corporate social responsibility and global corporate behaviour

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Integrate advanced theoretical corporate governance knowledge across a range of business disciplines drawing examples from internationally significant business cases
2 Critically apply advanced theoretical and technical corporate governance knowledge and skills to solve emerging and or advanced corporate governance problems
3 Demonstrate the capacity to exercise judgement under minimal supervision to solve emerging and or advanced corporate governance problems in complex contexts using social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives
4 Justify and communicate corporate governance advice, guidance and ideas in complex collaborative contexts involving both professionals and non-professionals in the corporate governance field

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Integrate advanced theoretical corporate governance knowledge across a range of business disciplines drawing examples from internationally significant business cases
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. Critically apply advanced theoretical and technical corporate governance knowledge and skills to solve emerging and or advanced corporate governance problems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. Demonstrate the capacity to exercise judgement under minimal supervision to solve emerging and or advanced corporate governance problems in complex contexts using social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. Justify and communicate corporate governance advice, guidance and ideas in complex collaborative contexts involving both professionals and non-professionals in the corporate governance field
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response 5%
Case study 25%
Case study 30%
Exam: closed book 40%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response 5%
Case study 25%
Case study 30%
Exam: closed book 40%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response 5%
Case study 25%
Case study 30%
Exam: closed book 40%

Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Short written response 5%
Case study 25%
Case study 30%
Exam: closed book 40%

Perth

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response 5%
Case study 25%
Case study 30%
Exam: closed book 40%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response 5%
Case study 25%
Case study 30%
Exam: closed book 40%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'

Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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International

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