Corporate Governance

Module code: MN7036

In this module you will explore theoretical approaches, contemporary issues and practical aspects of corporate governance and the regulation of firms in international contexts, with particular attention to private, public, and non-profit enterprises. 

We will study the development of corporate governance and firm organisation in large multinational enterprises operating in transnational markets. We will also consider the effects of institutional contexts, both legal and normative, the rise of financial imperatives and actors in governance decision-making, and the role of shareholders and stakeholders, and we will examine the role and structure of corporate boards, and directors’ roles and duties. 

The module includes a comparative analysis of different national models of corporate governance and discussion of key questions of social and political governance of corporate firm action in society, and of corporate social responsibility in an international comparative approach.


  • 20 hours of lectures
  • 6 hours of seminars
  • 124 hours of guided independent study


  • Essay, 3,500 words (100%)