Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2012.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour seminar per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours.
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:||730-426 Corporate Governance in the Modern Company.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Corporate governance is the system by which companies are directed and controlled. This subject takes an international approach to the corporate governance issues of publicly listed companies. It begins with the basic elements of corporate governance, looking at the role of boards of directors, management, shareholders, auditors and other gatekeepers in the modern corporation. It considers executive remuneration and the place of corporate social responsibility within corporate governance. Different models of corporate governance, convergence and divergence, and the role of international standards are discussed. Current issues to be examined are the governance of corporate groups, including multinationals, and the regulation of corporate governance in response to major corporate failures.
A student who has successfully completed the subject should:
|Prescribed Texts:||Printed materials will be available from the Melbourne Law School.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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:
This subject has a quota of 50. Please contact the Law Student Centre for enrolment information.
The essay in this subject is regarded as a substantial piece of legal writing for honours purposes.
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