Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2012
Coordinator(s)Ms Elsa Satkunasingam


The Unit will focus on the law relating to corporate governance in Malaysia. It will begin with the need for good corporate governance in Malaysia and the factors that are involved in ensuring good corporate governance. It will focus on directors duties and the need for the board to be independent of majority shareholders and their nominated directors and on the role that auditors and shareholders play in ensuring good corporate governance practices. The Unit will also include the disclosure obligations of companies and how these rules are currently enforced. In all instances the essential elements of the law is examined, as are the implications of each law on business practice.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify the political, economic and social factors that contribute towards corporate governance in public listed and government linked companies in Malaysia
  2. describe and analyse the role that directors, auditors, creditors and shareholders as well as the public play in achieving high corporate governance standards
  3. demonstrate awareness of latest developments upholding good corporate governance in foreign jurisdictions
  4. critically analyse the impact if these latest developments are implemented in Malaysia.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours, open-book) 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Elsa Satkunasingam

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must have passed BTG1200 or BTW1200 before undertaking this unit.