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AFX5920 - CPA corporate governance and accountability

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Associate Professor Keryn Chalmers


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Evening)


This unit is a compulsory segment in the CPA program. The unit deals with many of the issues surrounding governance and accountability by directors and management of organisations. It discusses 'best practices' in corporate governance and the association with corporate performance. Topics include: introduction to corporate governance and accountability - the framework; the role and value of effective corporate governance; duties and responsibilities of directors and officers; impact of corporate governance on managing the company; corporate ethics; competition and compliance in trade practices; and international corporate governance models.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Examination (3 hours): 100%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Associate membership CPA Australia and AFX5900