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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2011


The Unit will explore current corporate governance issues in Malaysia and selected Asian developing countries and will involve a comparative study of how developed jurisdictions (Australia, UK,US and Singapore) have resolved these issues. The focus is on issues the role of the board of directors, auditors, shareholders and whistleblowers. The unit will highlight problems and resolutions to improve corporate governance in Malaysia.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. introduce the role of the various stakeholders in upholding good corporate governance
  2. study the impact of regulations and codes in Corporate Governance and the viability of self-regulation in various jurisdictions
  3. address current issues faced by these stakeholders and the resolution to these issues
  4. propose checks and balances to improve corporate governance in developing countries


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must have passed BTW1200 before undertaking this unit.