Corporate Governance and Accountability (Revision 1)
This course is designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in a number of key introductory and advanced topics of corporate governance theory, research, and practice (including associated reporting and regulation). Students will become familiar with and critique the academic literature in the area and develop their ability to integrate and synthesise between topics in order to enter usefully into current debates and to suggest potentially fruitful avenues for development.
- Lesson 1: Corporate Governance – An Introduction
- Lesson 2: Theoretical Frameworks
- Lesson 3: For-Profit Corporate Governance – The Codes and Best Practices
- Lesson 4: For-Profit Corporate Governance – The Effective Board
- Lesson 5: For-Profit Corporate Governance – The International Models
- Lesson 6: For-Profit Corporate Governance – The Institutional Investors
- Lesson 7: For-Profit and Non-Profit Corporate Governance – Transparency and Internal Control
- Lesson 8: Non-Profit Corporate Governance – Codes and Best Practices
- Lesson 9: Non-Profit Corporate Governance – The Models for Best Practice
- Lesson 10: Non-Profit Corporate Governance – The Effective Board
- Lesson 11: For-Profit Corporate Accountability – Corporate Social Responsibility
- Lesson 12: For-Profit Corporate Accountability – Current Trends
- Lesson 13: The Future of Corporate Governance
Your final grade in ACCT 390 is determined by a weighted average of the grades you receive on three written assignments and a Final Examination. To receive credit for in ACCT 390, you must achieve a minimum grade of “D” (50 percent) on the Final Examination and an overall grade of D or better for the entire course.
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The final examination for this course must be taken online with an AU approved exam invigilator at an approved invigilation centre. It is your responsibility to ensure your chosen invigilation centre can accommodate online exams. For a list of invigilators that can accommodate online exams, visit the Exam Invigilation Network.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Fishel, D. (2014). The book of the board: Effective governance for non-profit organisations (3rd ed.) Annandale, AU: The Federation Press.
Colley, J., Stettinius, W., Doyle, J., & Logan, G. (2005). What is corporate governance? New York: McGraw-Hill. - eText
A print version of the eText can be purchased from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided in the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.
Gibney, A. (Producer). (2005). Enron: The smartest guys in the room [Documentary]. United States: PBS.
Ferguson, C. (Producer/Director/Writer). (2010). Inside job [Motion picture]. United States: Sony Classics.
All other learning resources will be available online.
Opened in Revision 1, January 12, 2016.
Updated March 04 2016 by Student & Academic Services