Details for Governance, Law and Ethics

This subject deals with governance principles and policies for corporations, not-for profit organisations, schools and churches. It considers both the legal aspects of governance and ethical and theological perspectives.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: LEA550
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Thornton

Prerequisites

Nil

Awards offering Governance, Law and Ethics

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

The course deals with governance principles and policies for corporations, not-for profit organisations, schools and churches. It considers both the legal aspects of governance and ethical and theological perspectives.

Outcomes

  1. Explain the historical, legal, ethical and theological contexts of governance.
  2. Critically evaluate governance arrangements in organisations.
  3. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the role of boards, and knowledge to function effectively as a board member, to work with boards, and to develop and evaluate boards.
  4. Assess current policy debates about governance, especially in relation to not-for-profit organisations, schools and churches.
  5. Contrast various models of governance, and critique governance structures and processes.

Subject Content

  • Principles - History
  • Principles - Theories of Governance
  • Principles - Law
  • Principles - Ethical and Theological perspectives on Governance
  • The Board, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Policies - Some Governance Models
  • Policies – Governance arrangements in Corporations, NGOs and Churches
  • Policies – Risk Management
  • Policies – Being a Director
  • Practices – Fraud Prevention and Audit
  • Practices - Board Development and Evaluation
  • Practices – NFPs, Schools, Churches

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Online
  • Intensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Quiz (20%)
  • Role-play (10%)
  • Project (20%)
  • Exam (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Tricker, B. Corporate Governance Principles, Policies and Practices 4th Edition. Oxford: OUP, 2019.

Please consult your instructor before purchasing any textbooks