20 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: The aim of this module is to introduce students to the key issues in corporate governance. The module covers the subject from a theoretical and practical perspective, with a particular emphasis on the financial aspects of corporate governance. The early part of the module discusses the theories underlying the study of governance, recent governance failures and policy initiatives to improve governance quality and accountability. The module proceeds to explore separately the main mechanisms of governance and specifically investigates whether governance characteristics influence corporate performance. In particular, the module examines the governance role of non-executive directors; ownership structure; executive remuneration and takeovers. The module also includes discussions of governance in an international context as well as governance in non-profit organisations.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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