Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
Corporate Governance, and the way that companies conduct themselves in society, is a current focus for investors, the public at large, regulators and national government. This module will offer the opportunity to consider and explore what the responsibilities of corporate, and some non-corporate, entities might be to their shareholders, other stakeholders and the society which gives them a licence to operate.
The module will cover the theoretical bases and underpinning principles of corporate governance; its continuing development and evolution around the world; the key role of directors and the board as agents and risk managers; and the role and responsibilities of institutional investors in achieving good corporate governance. Through analysis and discussion of case studies, the factors which cause corporate collapse will be identified and their significance for corporate governance considered.
A student passing this module should be able to;
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