Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject is not offered in 2016.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours of seminar classes offered intensively, or 12 weekly 3 hour seminars over a semester. |
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The Melbourne Law School welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Law School policy to take all reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the School’s programs.
The inherent academic requirements for the study in the Melbourne Law School are:
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
Students who feel their disability will prevent them from participating in tasks involving these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/.
Corporate governance is the system by which publicly traded and listed companies are directed and controlled. The modern discourse in corporate governance has been international and comparative and has coincided with the internationalisation of finance.
Substantive topics covered in the subject will 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 and the pay for performance debate. These topics will be examined from multiple perspectives, looking at legislation, case law and the importance of international standards in Australia, the UK, the United States, Europe and emerging markets such as Brazil and China. In particular, the subject will look at the role and significance of international standards, the tensions between regulation and self-regulation and the role of market forces in corporate governance.
A student who has successfully completed the subject should have an advanced and integrated understanding of, and be able to critically analyse and reflect on:
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Specialist printed materials will be made available from Melbourne Law School.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject, students should have developed and demonstrated expert skills and knowledge in the following areas:
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