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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS3880 Corporate Governance

10 creditsClass Size: 90

Module manager: Dr Helen Short

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

LUBS1915 Introduction to Financial Accounting
LUBS1235 Introductory Financial Accounting
LUBS1225 Accounting for Managers

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS2035Finance for Small Business

This module is not approved as a discovery module


On completion of this module, students will be able to:
- understand the importance of corporate governance in the context of the corporate and economic performance of the UK;
- understand and analyse the role of corporate boards, institutional shareholders and the market for corporate control;
- analyse the UK system of corporate governance in an international context.


- Introduction to corporate governance: definition, importance and examples of corporate governance failures
- Corporate governance and the separation of ownership from control: theory and evidence
- The UK system of corporate governance
- The structure and role of the corporate board
- The role of institutional shareholders
- The role of other stakeholders
- Directors' remuneration
- The market for corporate control
- Comparison with other national systems
- Current developments.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours78.50
Total Contact hours21.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

For each 10 credits of study taken, the expectation is that the normal study time (including attendance at lectures and tutorials, self-study and revision) is 100 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Methods of formative feedback used on the module include outline answers to tutorial questions and opportunities to hand in practice essays.

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hour examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/12/2018 10:48:53


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