Corporate Governance and Globalization

Audit, Governance, and Risk

Unit Code
Level 7
Distance Learning
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Unit Code
Level 7
Distance Learning Fee
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Course Overview

The "Corporate Governance and Globalisation" module aims to provide professionals with a sound understanding of the concept of Corporate Governance and global best practices in this field. By exploring the four pillars of governance and learning how to formulate and implement proper strategies aligned with an organisation's goals, learners will gain an in-depth understanding of the importance of good Corporate Governance practices. The module also covers the impact of globalisation on corporate governance and teaches learners how to adopt good Corporate Governance practices to ensure an organisation's sustainability and resilience in a rapidly changing global business environment. By the end of the module, learners will have the knowledge and skills necessary to become responsible corporate leaders who can navigate the challenges of globalisation and ensure the long-term success of an organisation.

Course Content

Introduction to the module

An Introduction to Corporate Governance: The Corporation, Strategy Formation and Value Creation

  • Understanding Corporation
  • Good Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Governance Models

Principles of Corporate Governance

  • Theories and Concepts of Corporate Governance
  • Governance and Management
  • Corporate Governance and CSR

Legal and Regulatory Aspect of Corporate Governance

  • Investor Protection
  • Investor Protection Measures
  • Risk Management
  • Role of Auditors in Corporate Governance
  • Role of Auditors in Corporate Governance

Involvement of Stakeholders

  • The Role of Shareholders
  • Disclosure and Transparency
  • Socially Responsible Investing
  • Rights of Shareholders of the Corporation

Understand the Impact of Globalisation and Corporate Governance

  • Concept of Global Organisation
  • How Globalisation Affects Governance
  • The OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and Annotations to the Principles
  • The Rights of Shareholders and Key Ownership Functions
  • The Financial Approach to Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance and Sustainability

  • Sustainability Framework
  • Challenges and Trends for Sustainability Governance
  • Sustainability:  Corporate Implementation

Corporate Governance and Resilience

  • Organisational Resilience
  • Business Resilience Management
  • Ensuring Business Resilience
  • Business Resilience Strategy
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1.  Be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the four pillars of governance - responsibility, accountability, transparency & fairness

  1. Describe the features of four pillars of governance
  2. Evaluate how the four pillars of governance - responsibility, accountability, transparency & fairness, facilitate continuous improvement in organisations
  3. Assess the importance of continuous improvement in supporting organisational success

2.  Be able to formulate & implement proper strategies to deliver a desirable outcome/return for the stakeholders

  1. Explain the structure of a plan needed to deliver a strategy
  2. Explain how stakeholders are involved in the development and management of a strategic plan
  3. Produce a dissemination process to ensure stakeholders are informed and committed to the plan

3.  Understand the impact of globalisation and how it affects corporate governance

  1. Assess the impact of globalisation on corporate governance
  2. Assess the benefits, opportunities, and challenges of globalisation for a specific business organisation
  3. Explore the Organisational structures of businesses operating in global markets
  4. Analyse the implications for businesses of the cultural and regulatory diversity in global markets

4.  Be able to adopt good Corporate Governance practices as a fundamental step to ensure the sustainability and resilience of an organisation

  1. Evaluate the potential conflicts between corporate strategy and ethical, social, and sustainable responsibilities
  2. Assess the importance of corporate social responsibility and sustainability in supporting business success and resilience
  3. Compare and Contrast management approaches to sustainability and resilience of an organisation
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


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  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

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