Open Universities Australia and Griffith University invites students to develop specialised knowledge of Corporate Governance in the Asia Pacific region – an increasingly important area of knowledge considering Asian businesses have come to dominate the global economy in the past decade.
By studying this unit, students will be encouraged to consider differences between Asian best practices and Western best practices within the field of corporate governance. They will be expected to familiarise themselves with the body of literature on the topic, and will be encouraged to analyse and synthesise academic papers on recent developments in Asian markets.
The unit takes a particular focus on Japan, China and India and will allow students to compare and contrast corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, and discuss the ethical basis for engaging in corporate governance. Shareholders and stakeholders, along with their responsibilities, and corporations’ responsibilities to them, will be considered.
Students will learn to identify threats and opportunities to Australian companies wishing to adopt and adapt Asian approaches to corporate governance over the course of this online unit. This will help to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to help their companies successfully enter Asia Pacific markets.
Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
Must be accepted to study for the Graduate Certificate in Asia Pacific Business Management
Areas of study
In this business management unit, the topics you will study include:
Introduction to corporate governance in the Asia Pacific: achievements and challenges
Globalisation and the ethical underpinnings of corporate governance
Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility: similarities and differences
Shareholders and stakeholders responsibilities
The new Asian corporation
The shift to strategy
The innovation factor
Japan’s corporate governance
China’s corporate governance
India’s corporate governance
Overseas Chinese corporate governance
The Asia Pacific and the new century: future prospects
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Graduate Certificate in Asia Pacific Business Management, Griffith 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.
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This online unit offered by Griffith University will give students valuable insight into the ways companies in the Asia Pacific region are controlled and directed. Students will focus on how companies in India, Japan and China employ corporate governance practices, which are often quite different to those found in Australian and other Western companies, in order to achieve strategic objectives.
Through developing specialised knowledge of corporate governance practices in the Asia Pacific, and learning about how Australian companies can integrate these practices into their own approaches to corporate governance, students will gain the knowledge and understanding necessary to engage in the current debate on corporate governance in the Asia Pacific. This will help them to develop an understanding of how best to enter Asian markets.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Corporate Governance in the Asia Pacific from Griffith University.
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Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
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Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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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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