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LX451A: COMPARATIVE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

This course will discuss corporate governance from comparative and legal policy perspectives. It is aimed at affording students a firm understanding of the theories of Corporate Governance, national systems of corporate governance, Board Structures and Composition, Director Liability, Executive pay and shareholders’ Rights.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Patrick Masiyakurima

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

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

  • Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

Course Aims: The course is aimed at affording students a firm understanding of the following: 1. Definition and international importance of corporate governance 2. Theories of Corporate Governance 3. National systems of corporate governance. 4. Board Structures and Composition 5. Director liability 6. Executive pay 7. Shareholders? Rights Main Learning Outcomes: The course is aimed at affording students a firm understanding of the following: 1. Definition and international importance of corporate governance 2. Theories of Corporate Governance 3. National systems of corporate governance. 4. Board Structures and Composition 5. Director liability 6. Executive pay 7. Shareholders? Rights Content: The course is aimed at affording students a firm understanding of the following: 1. Definition and international importance of corporate governance 2. Theories of Corporate Governance 3. National systems of corporate governance. 4. Board Structures and Composition 5. Director liability 6. Executive pay 7. Shareholders? Rights

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

19 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: Three hour exam. Students must answer 3 questions out of 7 (100%). Resit: Normally, no resit is available.

Formative Assessment

Each student must write two timed answers to past exam questions of their choice. Each student will receive individual feedback on each of their essays.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided on the feedback form within three weeks from the date of submission.

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