Module ASB-2508:
Corporate Gov'nce & Regulation

Module Facts

Run by Bangor Business School

10 Credits or 5 ECTS Credits

Semester 2

Organiser: Prof John Ashton

Overall aims and purpose

To describe and assess the principal forms of corporate governance, control and regulation both within and outside the boundaries of the firm.

Course content

What is a corporation? The development and the role of corporate governance systems and codes; The importance of ownership in corporate governance; The role of the board in corporate governance; The performance and remuneration of senior management; The role of the professions in corporate governance; Current International issues of corporate governance and regulation; Why regulate? Institutions of regulation; Forms of economic regulation which influence the firm.

Assessment Criteria

threshold

Satisfactory standard: 40-49 No major omissions or inaccuracies in the deployment of information/skills. Some grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Integration of theory/practice/information present intermittently in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives.

good

Average Standard: 50-59 Much of the relevant information and skills mostly accurately deployed. Adequate grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Fair integration of theory/practice/information in the pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Some evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.

High Standard: 60-69 Very good performance Most of the relevant information accurately deployed. Good grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.

excellent

Excellent standard: 70+ An outstanding performance, exceptionally able. The relevant information accurately deployed. Excellent grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practice elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Strong evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.

Learning outcomes

  1. Comprehend methods concerned with the assessment of both corporate governance and regulation, internal and external to the firm.

  2. Develop a critical understanding of the behaviour and form of the social, economic, political and legal systems that govern the modern firm.

  3. Understand the roles through which corporate governance is realised, including the role of the board of directors, the rights and responsibilities of company owners and the positions of other stakeholders in the firm.

  4. Examine similarities and differences which exist across different corporate governance systems in both the UK and other modern nation states.

  5. Develop an awareness of the wider regulatory environment, both within and outside the boundaries of the firm.

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
Assignment 25
Exam S2 2hrs 75

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
Private study 73
Lecture

One 2-hour lecture per week.

22
Seminar

One 1-hour tutorial per fornight.

5

Transferable skills

  • Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
  • Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
  • Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
  • Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
  • Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
  • Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.

Subject specific skills

Comprehend methods concerned with the assessment of both corporate governance and regulation, internal and external to the firm; Develop a critical understanding of the behaviour and form of the social, economic, political and legal systems that govern the modern firm.

Understand the roles through which corporate governance is realised, including the role of the board of directors, the rights and responsibilities of company owners and the positions of other stakeholders in the firm;

Examine similarities and differences which exist across different corporate governance systems in both the UK and other modern nation states;

Develop an awareness of the wider regulatory environment, both within and outside the boundaries of the firm.

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