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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

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

Module 1: Corporate governance and management: An introduction

Module 2: Partnerships, regulations and models in corporate governance

Module 3: Corporate risk management and the role of the board

Module 4: The governance of listed and non-listed companies around the world

Module 5: Inside the boardroom: Membership and leadership

Module 6: Evaluation and effectiveness of boards.

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.

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
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
  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

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