International Corporate Governance (925M3)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

The module will begin with an examination of the definition and development of corporate governance as a concept before turning to consider recent developments in the UK and in Europe. Focus will be given in particular to directors, their duties and the structure of the board before turning to consider the notion of managerialism. The module will consider notions of corporate social responsibility before finally turning to consider corporate governance in the context of recent financial scandals.


100%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 24 hours of contact time and about 276 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.