MGT352 Regulation, Governance and Accountability (8)

The philosophical underpinnings of regulation are examined in an historical and institutional context. The subject provides students with a granular understanding of the rationale for regulation. It focuses on the interdependent, dynamic and contested inter-relationship between the state, civil society and the market in both regulatory design and calibration. The first part of the course examines differing modes of regulation, including command and control, co-regulation and self-regulation. The second component of the course focuses on contemporary challenges facing financial regulatory regimes.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Assumed Knowledge
Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:

- be able to detail and critically discuss the fundamental doctrines, principles and features of regulation, including design, implementation and enforcement;
- be able to detail and critically discuss how sources of corporate governance codes, in both rules and principle based jurisdictions impact on regulatory capability.;
- be able to demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of a wide range of legal concepts, values, principles and to explain the relationship between them in the field of financial governance;
- be able to critically discuss the wider socio-legal context in which corporations and the markets in which they operate are governed.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- Introduction: what is regulation?
- Forms of regulation
- The dynamics of regulatory policy: the impact of governance
- The challenge of self regulation
- Organizational complexity and regulatory certainty
- Rules vs. principles
- The structure of Australian financial regulation
- Regulatory strategies: from persuasion to coercion
- Applying the regulatory pyramid
- The future of regulation


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.