2014 Unit of Study

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International Corporate Governance
UoS Code ACCT3031
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 2
Prerequisites ACCT2011 or ACCT2001
Corequisites
Prohibitions
Assumed Knowledge CLAW2201
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week
Assessment Individual assessment (20%), mid-semester exam (20%), group assessment (25%), and final exam (35%).
Description This unit examines the evolving view of corporate governance from an international perspective, with reference to Australian principles. Corporate governance from a narrow view is concerned with how a corporation is controlled, to the establishment of sets of arrangements affecting the conduct of an organisation and its relationship with stakeholders. Specific issues examined in this unit include the legal framework; control and culture of the modern corporation; operations of a Board; role of board sub-committees; Boards and the development or endorsement of strategies; measuring and rewarding performance; corporate governance, financial reporting and disclosure; corporate governance and the audit process; governance within the global financial crisis.
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