Course Title: Corporate Governance and Regulation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Corporate Governance and Regulation

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,


RMIT Vietnam Saigon Sth Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet2 2013,
Viet1 2014

Course Coordinator: David Goodwin

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2000

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Graduate School of Business and Law, Cnr Victoria and Russell Sts, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000.

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will provide you with an introduction to corporations law and the duties of directors and managers. Managers need to understand their responsibilities to their company, shareholders, employees, customers, and society, and the types of rules that they should consider to appropriately regulate a company. Managers also need to be aware of the ways that external bodies regulate companies, and how to apply ethical standards to their role. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See "Learning Outcomes"

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

• Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of personal, professional and organisational ethics and links to decision making;
• Identify and be able to apply the principles of good corporate governance;
• Identify the legal components of corporate social responsibility;
• Analyse and correctly interpret laws relating to corporate governance; 
• Demonstrat an understanding of what constitutes an effective corporate code of conduct;
• Identify social and environmental implications of business decisions and practices.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course may be delivered face-to-face and/or online through classes, lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You will be expected to be an active participant and undertake the required preparatory work.

The following learning activities have been designed to assist you to develop the important capabilities outlined in this course guide.

While this list is not exhaustive, it provides you with an overview of some of the activities to be undertaken to successfully complete the course.

• Engage in research by means of searching texts, internet resources and journals (academic and profession).
• Read text material and selected articles.
• Prepare written answers to problems and topic questions.
• Resolve questions in case study problems.
• Participate in classroom discussions.
• Prepare and participate in class presentations.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be advised of the prescribed readings for this course and other reading materials upon enrolment.

You may access online learning tools and content for this course from the student portal, myRMIT, or, if you are an RMIT Vietnam student, through Vietnam Blackboard.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include individual reports and essays, assignments, class participation, case study analyses, online discussions and activities and tests.