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Title CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Code ACFI320
Coordinator Dr J Poletti-Hughes
Finance and Accounting
J.Poletti-Lau@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

ECON121 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS; ACFI103 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE; ECON254 THEORY OF THE FIRM; ACFI101 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   6

      12

12

6

36
Timetable (if known)   60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
      60 mins X 1 totaling 12
60 mins X 1 totaling 12
60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
 
Private Study 114
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1: Report Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 3500 words Weighting: 100% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Asses      100       

Aims

The module aims to provide students with an understanding of the history and development of corporate governance and the key principles and systems that underpin corporate governance today. It also provides the opportunity to assess the practical application of corporate governance systems across major international organisations based on UK regulation.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) understand the need for corporate governance and the reasons for its continued development;

(LO2) understand the key principles within corporate governance frameworks, with specific reference to the UK Corporate Governance Code;

(LO3) be able to critically analyse and discuss the corporate governance arrangements for several types of organisation.

(S1) Organisational skills

(S2) Communication skills

(S3) International awareness

(S4) Lifelong learning skills

(S5) Ethical awareness


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method: Online Asynchronous Learning Materials
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method: Large Group Teaching
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Seminar
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Group Study
Description: Bi-weekly 1 hour session to foster student community and engagement by working with others on their ‘active learning’ activities
Scheduled Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: No

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 114

There are the following non-modular requirements:
At least one of the following: ACFI101; ACFI103; ECON121 or ECON254

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Ethical awareness
How this is developed: Through lectures and interactive tutorial discussions
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Lifelong learning skills
How this is developed: Through lectures and interactive tutorial discussions
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: International awareness
How this is developed: Through lectures and interactive tutorial discussions
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Report

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed: Through lectures and interactive tutorial discussions
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Report

Skills / attributes: Organisational skills
How this is developed: Through lectures and interactive tutorial discussions
Mode of assessment (if applicable)


Syllabus

 

History and development of Corporate Governance;

Relevant theories of Corporate Governance, e.g., Agency Theory;

Regulation of corporate governance

Leadership - The Board of Directors;

Effectiveness – governance and boardroom practice

Accountability – reporting to shareholders and external audit

Remuneration – directors and senior executives

Relations with shareholders

Governance outside listed companies


Recommended Texts

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