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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 32 hours of contact time and about 118 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: