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BETTER PRACTICE IN GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Course

Recent times have seen high profile company failures due to governance mistakes or mismanagement. Those working in finance, accounting and business are more aware than ever of the need for effective and accountable governance.

The concept of corporate governance extends beyond the management of an organisation to broader issues of stewardship, ethics, assurance and relationships with stakeholders. Reduce your risk, both personally and for your organisation.

This course consists of one online course and one online assessment. You will have 365 days to complete the course and three assessment attempts for 40 multiple choice questions with a 75% score required for successful completion.

 

KEY TOPICS

• The need for corporate governance
• Components of corporate governance
• Corporate governance codes, principles and recommendations
• Governance failures and improvements

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

• Identify the key elements of the corporate governance framework
• Describe the nature of corporations and the division of corporate powers
• Discuss agency theory and how it is used to understand corporate behaviour
• Discuss the key features of corporate structures
• Examine the characteristics and duties of directors under Australian commonwealth, state and territory law
• Interpret and apply codes and principles of corporate governance

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