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MGX5320 - Corporate governance

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Professor On Kit Tam


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Evening)


This unit provides students with an appreciation of best corporate governance practices from a global perspective. It considers the reasons for the interest in corporate governance and compares and contrasts the various international corporate governance systems and best practice models; roles and functions of the board of directors, board committees and the board's relationship with management are explored from both a legal and management perspective; empirical studies of the relationship between corporate governance and corporate performance, and the role and legal duties of directors in takeover and insolvency contexts. Corporate governance issues in Asia are also analysed.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Group presentation (2500 words): 25%
Research essay (3500 words): 35%
Open book examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact hours

3-hour class, block mode


BTX5000, AFX5012