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Comparative Corporate Governance and International Operations (BUS284)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description Today's business leaders must implement internal processes and corporate governance best practices that create value for all stakeholders. The advent of disruptive business models coupled with complex economic, environmental, political and technological factors force organisations to use corporate governance mechanisms and intermediaries to complement their increasingly globalised operations to achieve sustainable development in an often dynamic and uncertain economy.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
ULO1: Demonstrate practical application of Corporate Governance principles and evaluate how these mechanisms affect decision-making and expectations.
ULO2: Critically assess how stakeholders shape the roles and responsibilities of both principals and agents.
ULO3: Develop an in-depth understanding and critical appreciation of the strengths and shortcomings of Global Corporate Governance mechanisms in real-world contexts.
ULO4: Develop and apply critical and creative thinking skills in the context of ethical global business operations.
ULO5: Demonstrate the ability to engage in lifelong learning through self-directed, in-depth research of Corporate Governance issues
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street campus
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The learning and teaching approach informing the assessment and activity selection and design in this unit are student-centred, constructivist, and outcome-based (SOLO), featuring predominantly active learning strategies with tasks that are open-ended, authentic, and scaffolded.
The unit uses blended learning which combines learning online with interactive workshops. Using this combination of online and face-to-face learning provides flexibility for all students to learn anytime (24/7), anywhere (with an Internet connection) at a pace that suits their learning style. In this unit students explore concepts online prior to workshops, through videos, audio, websites, simulations, readings, quizzes, blogs and online discussions. Workshops (online or face-to-face) are interactive and use active learning such as;
guided instruction (e.g. small group and whole class discussion), role plays, simulations, case studies, scenario-based tasks, problem-based tasks, project-based tasks, presentations and enquiry-based tasks.
Assessment 1) Business Report, 30%
2) 20min Group Presentation/ Video, 30%
3) Short case 2hr final exam, 40%
Prerequisites Nil
Exclusions BUS284 Comparative Corporate Governance Structures
Previously 2014: 'Comparative Corporate Governance Structures'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Global Business and Politics (BCom) [New in 2019]
International Business (BBus) [New in 2019]
International Business (BBus) [New in 2014]
International Business (BCom) [New in 2018]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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