This online unit in Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility, offered by Open Universities Australia and the Australian Catholic University, provides students and business practitioners with an understanding of contemporary best practices in corporate governance, and how the concepts of corporate responsibility and the stakeholder approach have reshaped the modern business landscape.
This includes an overview of the theoretical, conceptual and ethical issues faced by corporate directors and managers, a history of corporate government, and an analysis of the role of the corporation in the wider community and global society.
Students will gain a deeper understanding of the nature of the corporations, government policy impacting corporate practice (such as the impact of Enron on corporate governance reform), and assess the effectiveness of corporate governance reform in Australia. Ethical theory will be used to explore the role of the corporation in society and how businesses can contribute to a sustainable future.
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Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program: In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management
Master of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management, Australian Catholic University
Master of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management, Australian Catholic University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
Areas of study
In this Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility unit, the topics you will study include:
Introducing corporate governance
Managing and governing
Theories and philosophies of corporate governance
The governance partnership: investors, companies and directors - and compensation
Board and directors
International models of corporate governance
Corporate governance, social responsibility and risk
Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility are an essential part of the contemporary business landscape, and knowledge of this field is vital for business leaders and corporate employees. By completing this unit students will expand their understanding of corporate and business organisational structure, their skills in stakeholder engagement, and gain a deeper understanding of the ethical and bottom-line implications of corporate social responsibility for businesses.
In light of the increasing demand for corporations to reflect upon their ethical performance, this unit is an ideal study option for business directors, senior managers and business professionals looking to climb the corporate ladder.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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