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CODE MRT5201

 
TITLE Values and Systems of Corporate Governance

 
LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 5

 
DEPARTMENT Moral Theology

 
DESCRIPTION The meaning of corporate governance will be examined, by clarifying the concepts of ownership, direction, management, accountability and participation. Major competing models of corporate governance will be explained with special attention to the conflicting roles of non-executive directors, executive reward, directors' compensation, the director/executive relationship and the particular nature of family and owner-managed businesses. The role of takeovers, stakeholders and auditing will be explored and examined.

Study-unit Aims

The aim of the unit will be to investigate the meaning of corporate governance through the examination of major models of corporate governance with special attention being given to the particular nature of family and owner-managed businesses.

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge & Understanding: By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- describe and differentiate clearly among the concepts of ownership, direction, management, accountability and participation

2. Skills: By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- analyze the issues involved and propose alternative solutions in corporate situations involving ownership, direction, management, accountability and participation in particular as they relate to family and owner-managed businesses.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings

- Corporate Governance Economic, Management and Financial Skills, Edited by Kevin Keasey, Steve Thompson and Mike Wright (available digitally)
- Robert A. G. Monks, Nell Minow, Corporate governance, Blackwell, London, 2007.
- Chris A. Mallin, Corporate governance, Oxford University Press, New York 2007
- Jonathan R. Macey, Corporate governance: promises kept, promises broken, Princeton University Press 2008.
- Various Papers and Studies as directed by Coordinator and Lecturers (available)

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite qualifications: Candidates will normally be expected to have a good undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Seminar

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S Peter J. Baldacchino

 
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It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2017/8, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.
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