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Principles of Business Governance (MBS518)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit provides an overview of the multifaceted governance framework of business in Australia. It gives an introduction to the governance requirements relevant to business within an Australian context with particular reference to business transactions, ethical and fair business practices, the establishment and operation of business associations, including partnerships and corporations, and the rights, duties and obligations of various stakeholders in these business associations.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:
1. Evaluate the role and effectiveness of Australian business governance frameworks and regulatory obligations
2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of key concepts of commercial practice, and fair and ethical business practices
3. Investigate the effects of the interaction of governance frameworks and regulatory obligations upon the operational and strategic functions of business.
4. Analyse the transactional risks and responsibilities of commercial undertakings in an Australian context
5. Analyse and present realistic solutions to real and hypothetical business problems
6. Demonstrate logical reasoning, analysis and communication skills
7. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a team member to achieve a shared objective.

Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: South Street Murdoch, 2.5 hours per week
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Other Learning Experiences Self-directed on-line learning activities as directed = 30 hours
Readings: 2 hours per session = 24 hours
Workshop preparation 1 hour = 12 hours
Assessment Workshop Participation - 10%
Individual Assignment - 40%
Final Examination - 50%
Prerequisites Enrolment in Master of Professional Accounting or Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced)
Exclusions Students who have completed MBS502 Law for Business/MBL502 Law for Business AND MBS509 Company Law/MBL509 Corporations and Securities Law may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes This unit is not recommended to be taken by students in their first semester of enrolment.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) (MPA(Adv))
Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)
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.


Unit Coordinator
Mr Paul Tan
P/T Teaching Casual

e: Paul.Tan@murdoch.edu.au
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Mr Paul Tan
P/T Teaching Casual

e: Paul.Tan@murdoch.edu.au

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