Singapore University of Social Sciences

Corporate Governance, CSR and Change Management for Sustainability (BUS615)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Business Administration, Management

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

This course presents the concepts and fundamentals of corporate governance, which at its narrowest, deals with how corporations are directed and controlled. This area rose to prominence in the light of major corporate collapses in the USA, notably Enron and WorldCom, and recent cases in other countries, namely Nissan case. Many countries around the world (including Singapore) have issued Codes of Corporate Governance. The Code of Corporate Governance of Singapore notes that the role of Board includes the assessment and management of risk, and also mandates the Board to consider sustainability issues, e.g., environmental and social factors, as part of its strategic formulation. In addition, students will be introduced to the concept of corporate social responsibility and business ethics, and their impact to corporations today. Finally, students will have an opportunity to explore change management and how innovation can contribute to improve change management, which in turn, can help them sustain and grow their business.

Level: 6
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • Understanding Corporate Governance
  • Institutional Elements of Corporate Governance
  • Board of Directors
  • Corporate Governance in Singapore
  • Corporate Governance Systems Around the World
  • Global Trends in Corporate Governance
  • CSR and Business Ethics
  • CSR Principles and Guidelines
  • Understanding Change Management
  • Managing Resistance to Change
  • Change for Sustainability
  • Innovation for Sustainability

Learning Outcome

  • Critique the corporate governance structures adopted in Singapore
  • Recommend to a hypothetical client on how to comply with Code of Corporate Governance of a country
  • Compare various international corporate governance systems
  • Appraise the role of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in business
  • Evaluate the role of change management
  • Assess the role of innovation and change in corporate sustainability
  • Prepare reports by conducting research on corporate governance, CSR and change management
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and course competence through discussions via different forms of communication, such as verbal and written communication, debates, discussions, and presenting knowledge or arguments in a way, which is comprehensible to others
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