School of Business and Management

Corporate Governance and Accountability (BUS334)

Semester: B
Level: 6
Module code: BUS334
Module organiser: To be confirmed

Module overview

This module will develop a students understanding of the evolution of corporate governance and its central focus on the management of risk and agency gap which theoretically and practically explores differences between the demands of investors and behaviour of senior management. This narrow concept of corporate governance for 'investors' will be contrasted with more broadly conceptualised understandings in terms of how to reconcile managerial interests with a wider group of stakeholders. Students will  consider how corporate governance regulation and legislation has evolved and explore the difference between rules and principles based systems of corporate governance.


  • 50% Coursework
  • 50% Examination

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