MGT547 Ethics of Corporate Governance (8)

This subject is about the governance of corporations and ethical issues relating to the control of corporations and their behaviour. It examines the inter-section of governance techniques with regulation, corporate law and ethical theories. The subject will examine how differing theories of the corporation impact on corporate governance, and how issues such as corporate social responsibility and the global financial crisis impact upon the governance of a corporation.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGT547. 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 Accounting and Finance

Enrolment Restrictions

Postgraduate students.  Not available to students who have completed MGT546

Subject Relationships

MGT546 Similar Content

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically discuss the principles, modes and techniques of corporate governance and evaluate how these are applied in Australian companies;
  • be able to critically evaluate ethical principles, values, concepts and theories and apply these within a corporate governance context;
  • be able to synthesise the conceptual arguments surrounding the ideas of governance, regulation and the theoretical models of the corporation;
  • be able to describe and analyse how internal systems of control are developed and enforced and their relationship to external regulatory frameworks;
  • be able to evaluate the impact of the global financial crisis on corporate governance of Australian and foreign corporations.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • introduction to corporate governance;
  • ethical principles, stakeholders and the nature of the corporation;
  • internal corporate governance: the role of the board;
  • management and officers of a corporation;
  • external corporate regulation
  • corporate governance and financial issues;
  • directors and remuneration;
  • international corporate governance and the global financial crisis;
  • ethical obligations of corporations;
  • the future of corporate governance.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MGT547 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Assessment of ethical issues
Critical analysis assignment
Problem solving question

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.