Module Descriptions

Title

Description

ASSESSMENT  DETAILS

The  module will be assessed 100% by a 2500-word assignment that covers all  learning outcomes.

INDICATIVE  CONTENT

This  module aims to cover a range of corporate governance issues. The focus will  be on developed countries but reference will be made to corporate governance  around the world where relevant. Therefore, a range of the following topics  will be covered: the relevance and importance of corporate governance;  Corporate governance and firm theory; Stewardship and agency theory debate;  Board of directors and committee structure and responsibility; Regulations  relevant to company directors and officers; Regulations and corporate  governance and reporting. The influence of corporate governance codes on board  of directors' activities. External auditors and corporate governance;  investors and shareholders activities; Ownership and corporate performance;  Decision-making on board reward systems: theoretical arguments and empirical  evidence; Corporate control mechanism. Corporate governance in the public  sector; Corporate citizenship and responsibility.

LEARNING  OUTCOMES

1.  DEMONSTRATE KNOWLEDGE AND CRITICAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE ENVIRONMENT OF  CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
 Knowledge & Understanding

 2. CRITICAL UNDERSTANDING OF KEY REGULATIONS RELEVANT TO CORPORATE GOVERNANCE  
 Analysis
 Enquiry
 Knowledge & Understanding

 3. CRITICAL UNDERSTANDING AND EVALUATION OF THE ROLES OF THE MAIN REGULATORY  BODIES IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
 Analysis
 Communication

LEARNING  STRATEGIES

The  learning strategy for the module requires students to commit 150 learning  hours (including assessment), of this, there will be 30 hours of class  support and 120 hours of independent and self directed study. Support will  also be given by access to Scheduled Tutor Office Hours to support the  module.

 The lecture/tutorial pattern may vary with some activities taking place in  medium size group workshops.

 24 hours of formal lectures/ workshops
 6 hours of tutorials

 Lectures/ workshops to impart the central ideas of corporate governance as  applied to the large corporation and seminar group sessions, which will  tackle a wide range of problems. The latter will be a case-study based  approach to facilitate understanding of the theoretical concepts.

RESOURCES

Library

SPECIAL  ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

FOR  INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS ONLY

TEXTS

Bavly,  Dan A. (1999) Corporate Governance and Accountability : What Role for the  Regulator, Director and Auditor- Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

 Fahy, Martin; Weiner, Anastasia; Roche, Jeremy (2005) Beyond Governance:  Creating Corporate Value through Performance, Conformance and Responsibility,  John Wiley & Sons Incorporated. ISBN: 0-470-01151-3

 Financial Reporting Council (June 2006a) The Combined Code on Corporate  Governance, UK.

 Financial Reporting Council (June 2006b) Good Practice Suggestions from the  Higgs Report, UK.

 Sethi, S. Prakash (2006) Corporate Governance: Beyond the Boardroom, Emrald  Group Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 1-84663-040-1

 van den Berghe, L. (2002) Corporate Governance in a Globalising World:  Convergence or Divergence? A European Perspective, Kluwer Academic Publishers

 

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