International Corporate Governance

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Corporate Governance

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Accounting, Business Management, Finance, Financial Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ACCT1511, FINS1613

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Corporate governance is fundamental to the existence and growth of public corporations as it encompasses the mechanisms which help suppliers of finance assure themselves of getting a return on their investment. Its practical importance is also evident in the recent mega corporate collapses around the world.
    This course analyses how different governance mechanisms prevent managerial self-dealing, protect minority shareholders and add value to corporations. Specific topics include: directors responsibilities, board structure; regulations; auditing; executive compensation; financial ownership and control; shareholder activism; hostile takeovers and defence mechanisms; and the difference in governance systems in the US, UK, Australia, Japan, Germany and some Asian countries.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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