Corporate Governance

Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 16 hours, 3 credits
Course Assessment: Coursework + Exam


The aim of the course is to enable students to acquire knowledge of corporate governance, and its practical relevance to national and multinational organisations.  As well as the role and function of boards of directors, the course examines the work of external and internal auditors, audit committees and stakeholder theory.

Learning Outcomes

During the course the participants will gain:

  • An understanding of the range of corporate governance theories and practices
  • A full understanding of the current issues in corporate governance
  • An understanding of the role of Corporate Boards, board committees and Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) in the governance of organisations
  • An understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • An understanding of the structures and policies necessary for effective corporate governance
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of corporate governance sufficient to give advice on these issues to senior management.