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MGX9300 - Governance

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Associate Professor Ken Coghill


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Evening)
Caulfield First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit challenges students to think through the issues that shape how communities are governed in Australia and elsewhere. Students of Australian and foreign backgrounds share their experiences in all spheres of government, the non-profit sector and the private sectors. It examines the basis of democratic society, how political systems work, and the relationships between politicians and public servants. It covers ethics and accountability, including the role of the media, and the importance of civil society - non-government networks and activity - in the operation of a community's governance.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Group assignment (2000 words): 20%
Individual assignment (5000 words): 50%
Individual assignment (3000 words): 30%

Contact hours

3-hour class per week