INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

The course commences in January 2019
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DESCRIPTION

The course focuses both on the formal systems and elements of corporate governance as well current corporate governance thinking. The course equips managers, company secretaries, directors and students in general to be aware of the linkages between corporate governance the Companies Act and King Report Corporate Governance.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • What is good corporate governance and why it is necessary;
  • corporate governance challenges faced by directors;
  • the legal and regulatory environment driving corporate governance;
  • developing a framework of accountability;
  • sustainability and triple bottom line reporting.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A matric certificate or an equivalent National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 4 qualification.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The course equips accountants, company secretaries and the board of directors to link corporate governance regulations of the Companies Act , the King IV Report on Corporate Governance, as well as other corporate governance policies across the globe.


COURSE DELIVERY

The course is prepared by UNISA and offered by the Southern African Institute for Business Accountant’s (Saiba) training division, AcademyOne.

Participants will have access to AcademyOne’s state of the art e-learning platform. Each attendee will gain access to their own online study room with weekly video tutorials, downloadable PDF course notes; discussion forums and multi-choice practise quizzes. The content is divided into manageable portions for students.

Learners will also have access to telephone and online support from the instructor for the duration of the course. The dates and times to access the lecturer will be provided in the study pack.

A designated student coach and administrator will also be available on email and telephone to provide you with support during office hours.


LANGUAGE

Study material, tutorials and engagement will be English.


ASSESSMENT AND COURSE ACCREDITATION

To obtain the Unisa certificate of completion you need to submit the compulsory assignments and successfully complete the prepared University exam. Your final marks will be partially based on your assignments and exam results.

Thereafter you may decide to apply for membership to Saiba – a South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) registered professional accounting body – and partial accreditation for one of their professional designations.


REGISTRATION PERIOD

The course commences in mid-February. The closing date for registration is 28 February 2018.


 

STUDY UNITS

  • Introduction Orientation to our online campus
  • Study unit 1 Introduction to corporate governance
  • Study unit 2 The importance of corporate governance and the South African regulatory framework
  • Study unit 3 Formation, types and characteristics of companies
  • Study 4 The role of shareholders in corporate governance
  • Study unit 5 The role of the board of directors in corporate governance
  • Study unit 6 Individual directors and corporate governance.
  • Study unit 7 The duties and liabilities of directors
  • Study unit 8 Reporting, auditors and risk management
  • Study unit 9 Corporate social responsibility
  • Study unit 10 The implementation of good corporate governance

Meet your Academy One Presenter:

Anneli Loubser

Anneli Loubser obtained her BA (Law) and LLB at the University of Pretoria. She also obtained LLM in Corporate Law and LLD at the University of South Africa (Unisa). She is an admitted attorney, notary and deed maker and has practiced as a lawyer for several years in Pretoria. She is a professor in the ...
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If you are currently employed there is always the option for the employer to pay for your course as there are various benefits to your employer. Please contact me so I can further assist you with this option by replying to the e-mail or phoning me.

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From R 8,050.00

Duration: 6 months

Language: English

Includes:

  • 9 Lectures
  • All materials
  • Exams

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