Corporate Governance and Ethics (N1622)
15 credits, Level 5
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.
30%: Coursework (Essay)
70%: Examination (Take away paper)
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.
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 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses:
- Accounting and Finance (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Accounting and Finance BSc
- Banking and Digital Finance (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Banking and Digital Finance BSc
- Economics and Finance BSc
- Finance and Business (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Finance and Business BSc
- Finance and Technology (FinTech) (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Finance and Technology (FinTech) BSc