Recent times have seen high profile company failures due to governance mistakes or mismanagement. Those working in finance, accounting and business are more aware than ever of the need for effective and accountable governance.
The concept of corporate governance extends beyond the management of an organisation to broader issues of stewardship, ethics, assurance and relationships with stakeholders. Reduce your risk, both personally and for your organisation.
The need for corporate governance
Components of corporate governance
Corporate governance codes, principles and recommendations
Governance failures and improvements
Identify the key elements of the corporate governance framework
Describe the nature of corporations and the division of corporate powers
Discuss agency theory and how it is used to understand corporate behaviour
Discuss the key features of corporate structures
Examine the characteristics and duties of directors under Australian commonwealth, state and territory law
Interpret and apply codes and principles of corporate governance
This course is suitable for those working in the public, not-for-profit, SME and corporate sectors, specifically those involved in:
It is also relevant for aspiring board members and those seeking careers as company secretaries or corporate treasurers.