Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Global Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility examines how corporations respond to ethical dilemmas whilst taking stock of the needs of their various stakeholders and the expectations of national governments. This requires an understanding of the social responsibilities of business in a global environment. The roles of government regulation and community collaboration, as they impact on businesses operating across cultures, are also explored and current reforms of corporate governance are analysed.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Block 1 - 2014.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Build upon the understanding of the moral dimension in business and its importance to appraise the benefits and challenges of a corporate citizen;

2. Distinguish and address the various expectations and demands that emanate from stakeholders on business firms;

3. Apply decision making skills through the understanding of ethical, cultural and global issues that affect business;

4. Practice appropriate business responses and management approaches for dealing with social, political, environmental, and global issues;

5. Critically apply a broad and coherent knowledge of governance in business and recognise the legitimacy of business as an institution in a global society;

6. Analyse real world examples and case studies through effective independent and collaborative work.


The content of this course includes, but is not limited, to the following topics:

  1. Seeing the moral dimension in business
  2. Taking a moral position
  3. Ethics and Human talent
  4. Managing business ethics

Assumed knowledge

Master of Business or equivalent

Assessment items

Presentation: GROUP ASSESSMENT (Oral presentation and written report)