ACC4056 : Corporate Governance and Ethics
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Mrs Amy Thompson
- Lecturer: Dr Jane Gibbon
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module aims to equip students with an understanding of the important themes in corporate governance and ethics. The syllabus covers a number of interconnected topics that underpin these themes including risk and internal controls. The subjects covered have become increasingly important as public confidence in business has dropped and as professional bodies have included governance and ethics as core learning outcomes for their members.
Outline Of Syllabus
Corporate governance including the ‘agency problem’, the roles of directors, boards, committee structures, regulatory and legal constraints, accountability and reporting. The importance of risk assessment and management are covered as themes within corporate governance. Corporate and professional ethics.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||60||1:00||60:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||2:00||40:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||50||1:00||50:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Students will be taught mainly in interactive lecture stlye classes which will be supplemented by small group sessions
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||180||2||A||100||Organised in house by NUBS in BAF Assessment Period.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The module will be assessed by a 3 hour written examination of six theory questions. Students will be required to attempt four questions, each of which will carry equal marks. Questions will contain elements of analysis and evaluation consistent with meeting the learning outcomes.