|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 +/- 24 hours.
|Prerequisites:||Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Legal Theory; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; Contracts; Obligations; Property; Trusts; Corporations Law or in each case their equivalents.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorProfessor G Stapledon
|Subject Overview:|| |
Corporate governance is the system by which companies are directed and controlled. This subject focuses on corporate governance in publicly listed companies. Topics include theories of the corporation and their implications for corporate governance; the role of shareholders, directors, management and auditors in corporate governance, with particular emphasis upon the debates relating to the role of institutional shareholders and non-executive directors; the pay for performance debate; international corporate governance, with particular emphasis upon the US, Japan, Germany and the UK; the role of regulators in corporate governance; and the role of market forces in corporate governance.
Note: The essay in this subject is regarded as a substantial piece of legal writing for honours purposes.
|Assessment:||Research essay of 5000 words, 100% (due end of semester) or final open-book examination of three hours, 100%.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Printed materials will be issued by the Faculty of Law.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
|Notes:||This subject has a quota of 50 students|
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