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QL5002: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:48


Course Overview

This course will discuss the trajectory of the development of corporate governance over the past three decades, especially in the UK and the US, with a view to understanding the extent to which underlying theoretical assumptions and policy decisions impact legislative, regulatory and self-regulatory arrangements as well as reform options. Students will gain an understanding of why the company as a legal entity has the shape and form that it does; why certain actors are regarded as internal to corporate governance arrangements and others external; and why ongoing (and sometimes apparently futile) reform efforts take the form that they do. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Offshore Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor John B. Paterson

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will discuss the trajectory of the development of corporate governance over the past three decades, especially in the UK and the US, with a view to understanding the extent to which underlying theoretical assumptions and policy decisions impact legislative, regulatory and self-regulatory arrangements as well as options for reform. Students will gain an understanding of why the company as a legal entity has the shape and form that it does; why certain actors are regarded as internal to corporate governance arrangements and others as external; and why ongoing (and sometimes apparently futile) reform efforts take the form that they do. It will also introduce students to theoretical developments that challenge received wisdom and open the door to more radical reform - albeit that they raise more fundamental questions about assumptions underpinning a wider array of societal arrangements and do not by any means offer easy answers.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Feedback

30 minutes.

Feedback on oral exam to be provided in writing within three weeks.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Feedback on written work to be provided in writing within standard three weeks.

Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralCreateTo develop and enhance key legal and transferable skills, including argumentation, communication, critical analysis and problem solving.
ConceptualUnderstandTo obtain knowledge and understanding of various aspects of corporate governance with reference to the UK and beyond.
ProceduralEvaluateTo determine the impact of different approaches to corporate governance in terms of desired outcomes.

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