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Introduction to Corporate Governance BFA534


Offered on MyLO; offered subject to sufficient student numbers


The unit provides you with an understanding of the nature and development of corporate governance practices. This includes the principles, guidelines, recommendations and suggestions for good corporate governance and governance practices developed and promoted since the early 1990s. The unit examines how these principles, guidelines, recommendations and suggestions apply particularly to Australian companies. It will provide you with the knowledge and skills that will allow you to comment and advise upon corporate governance issues across a variety of situations.

Australia's corporate governance failures and ASIC's enforcement litigation illustrating corporate
governance issues will be considered in depth, together with a detailed case study.


Unit name Introduction to Corporate Governance
Unit code BFA534
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance

Dr Gail Ridley

Teaching staff

Dr Gail Ridley

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Online delivery (13 weeks equivalent)


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