Institute of Commercial Management | Qualification Subject

Corporate Governance & Ethics

Main Topics of Study

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Main Topics of Study:

  • The historical background and development of corporate governance
  • The growing significance of ethical approaches to business activity in the global marketplace
  • The importance of trust, fairness and transparency
  • The effect of corporate governance on the firm, the directors, shareholders and a full range of stakeholders and decision-makers
  • Models of voluntary versus statutory corporate governance
  • Codes of conduct, recognised good practice versus regulatory controls
  • Dealing with corruption
  • Anti-trust and fair competition initiatives
  • The role of the Financial Services Authority (FSA)
  • Socially and environmentally responsible approaches to business development, projects, markets and global trade
  • Ethics and the consumer view

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Recommended Reading

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Corporate Responsibility: Governance, Compliance and Ethics in a Sustainable Environment. 2nd ed., Cannon, T. 2012, Harlow: Pearson Education

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Corporate Finance: 2nd European edition, Hillier, D., Ross, S., Westerfield, R., Jaffe, J. & Jordan, B. 2013

Business Finance: Theory and Practice. 9th edition, McLaney, E., 2011, Harlow: Prentice Hall

International Business, Menipaz, E. and Menipaz, A., 2011, Sage Publications