This online Commercial Accountability Challenges in a Global Environment unit, provided by Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University, explores the nature and importance of the links between commercial accountability, ethical and sustainable business practices, and holistic risk management across business sectors in a global environment. The unit considers the impact of managing operations in the carbon economy, and addresses concepts such as compliance, transparency and responsiveness to stakeholders.
Students will learn how to apply developed knowledge of the importance of commercial accountability for human, natural and financial capital under the stewardship of management, and critically analyse the changing role and accountability of a company’s board in relation to ethical and sustainable corporate governance.
Students will also gain the skills to critically analyse the issues for executive decision-making in the risk management and stewardship of financial, human and environmental resources and apply developed knowledge of accountability frameworks to corporate governance challenges in a complex global business environment.
In order to apply for this unit, you are expected to have managerial experience in the business world. It is also recommended that you have completed the Sustainable Business Practice in a Dynamic Global Environment unit, and also be enrolled in one of the following courses:
Graduate Certificate of Commerce
Graduate Diploma of Commerce
Master of Commerce
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed it before, or have completed an academic equivalent.
Areas of study
In this business management unit, the topics you will study include:
Commercial accountability, business ethics and governance expectations
Theoretical perspectives and contributions to commercial accountability
Commercial accountability and governance
Accountability and ethics – risks and opportunities
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Graduate Certificate of Commerce, Swinburne University
Graduate Diploma of Commerce, Swinburne University
Master of Commerce, Swinburne 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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Commercial accountability is an essential part of the contemporary business landscape, and knowledge of this field is vital for anyone operating in an international business environment including business leaders and managers.
By completing this unit, students will expand their understanding of the nature and importance of the links between commercial accountability, sustainable business practices, and holistic risk management, setting them up for a career in the international business economy.
This unit provides students, practitioners, business directors and employees with a firm grounding in the issues of commercial accountability in an international context. Such issues include the management of business capital, be that human resources, financial investment or environmental goods; the management of risk in a complex global business environment, and the implications of climate change and the carbon economy on corporate sustainability.
This will give potential business leaders and corporate employees a firm footing in the complex and dynamic economic landscape facing businesses of the 21st century.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Commercial Accountability Challenges in a Global Environment from Swinburne University.
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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.
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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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