Corporate Governance and Ethics (N1622)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

The economic and financial aspects of corporate governance relationships have long been of concern to those in the business and investment communities, and in recent years the social, political and ethical aspects of these relationships have also become a major public concern. This module aims to provide an in-depth knowledge of the key concepts, theoretical perspectives and mechanisms of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. The module has been designed to enable students to understand how good corporate governance and corporate social responsibility affect firm performance and enhance socially investment decisions taken by different stockholders.


69%: Lecture
31%: Seminar


30%: Coursework (Essay)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 35 hours of contact time and 115 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.