EXMBA564-21W (HAM)

Governance and Responsible Engagement

15 Points

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Division of Management
Strategic Engagement
Professional Programmes

Staff

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Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: ashleigh.neame@waikato.ac.nz

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: clive.wilkinson@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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The course examines the fundamentals of governance and how these are applied to real life organisational settings. Governance is a meta-discipline in that it overarches almost every aspect of current and future business practice.

A key aspect of business is the social, cultural and environmental considerations relating to the purpose of a business and how this translates into the customer, stakeholder and shareholder experience.

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Paper Structure

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This paper will consist of a combination of face-to-face and on-line classes, supplemented by online learning materials.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Describe the factors that contribute to good governance and add value to organisation
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  • Analyse and critique real-word strategic decision situations to improve governance and organisational performance
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  • Recognise and balance the competing interests of shareholders and stakeholders in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner
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  • Critically evaluate cultural perspectives of governance issues and appreciate the significance of other worldviews and approaches to governance
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Assessment

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All assessment is compulsory.
PLEASE NOTE: The University of Waikato has zero-tolerance for plagiarism.All assessment must be submitted as a word document unless otherwise stated.

Booking of rooms for group meetings
MSB.1.38, 1.39, 1.40 - email: lawrecp@waikato.ac.nz
For all other room bookings, contact the Programme Administrator.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1: Aspiring Director Interview | Individual | 30.0%
10 Feb 2021
No set time
30
  • In Class: In Workshop
2. Assignment 2: Responsible Governance Case Study | Group | 30.0
27 Feb 2021
No set time
30
  • In Class: In Lecture
3. Assignment 3: Responsible Engagement Evaluation| Individual | 40.0%
14 Mar 2021
10:00 PM
40
  • In Class: In Lecture
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There is a required textbook for this paper: Board Shorts by Henri Eliot. Please collect your textbook from the Programme Administrator prior to your first class.

All other readings are in a Waikato Reading List linked to in Moodle.

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Online Support

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Online support will be provided via Moodle.
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Workload

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This paper has an approximate 150 hours of learning required, about 30 of which are in class.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Corequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: EXED515, EXMBA554

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