Advanced Corporate Governance
Corporate Governance concerns the way that public corporations are directed, managed and controlled. It has been a controversial topic for as long as the corporate form has existed. In recent times that controversy has been considerably heightened by concerns that poor corporate governance contributed significantly to the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-8, the major corporate collapses of the beginning of this century, including Enron Corporation in the USA and HIH Insurance in Australia.
The course builds upon student’s knowledge of corporate law to explore in greater depth the legal principles, rules, institutions and practices of corporate governance in the Australian context. The course provides students with an advanced and integrated understanding of the legal rules underlying key mechanisms of Australian corporate governance. During the course students will critically reflect upon and evaluate these key mechanisms in the light of past and current corporate performance, including key case studies on corporate accountability. Students will also be introduced to corporate governance perspectives from select comparable countries to assist with this critical reflection.
|Faculty||Faculty of Business and Law|
|School||Newcastle Law School|
Not currently offered()
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Topics in this course include:
|Assumed Knowledge||For Master of Laws Students: Nil For Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice Students: LAWS 6010 Company Law|
|Timetable||2016 Course Timetables for LAWS6034|