International Corporate Governance (ACCT3031)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week

Assessment

Individual assessment (20%), mid-semester exam (20%), group assessment (25%), and final exam (35%).

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ACCT2011 or ACCT2001

CLAW2201

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.