Corporate Governance


Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 18 hours, 4 credits
Course Assessment: Coursework



The aim of the course is to enable students to acquire a 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 includes the work of external and internal auditors, audit committees and stakeholder theory.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the current issues in corporate governance at both national and international levels
  • Understand stakeholder theories
  • Understand the structures and policies necessary for effective corporate governance
  • Appreciate the range of corporate governance theories and practices as applied in national and multinational organisations



  • Overview of the current debate on corporate governance
  • Pronouncements on corporate governance in the UK, USA, Europe and leading countries
  • The role of shareholders and other stakeholders in the corporate governance debate
  • The role of the Board of Directors; internal and external auditors and management in the corporate governance debate
  • Audit committees
  • Risk management