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Advanced Credential in Enterprise Governance

Master the art of enterprise governance and lead your organisation towards sustainable and ethical success.

Delivered through a series of self-paced online modules, the Advanced Credential in Enterprise Governance has been designed to equip aspirational and experienced directors, officers and enterprise leaders in the corporate, government and community sectors with the knowledge and skills to create and implement effective enterprise governance strategies and optimise enterprise performance.

Build on your existing skills and experience to gain a deeper understanding of your legal and ethical responsibilities as an enterprise leader, how the legal framework interacts with strategy, risk, finance and compliance, and the contemporary challenges and opportunities faced by boards today. 

You'll learn from our experienced Bond University educators and have access to weekly group coaching sessions to provide further support and guidance whilst you complete the course, and allow you to connect and network with other course participants.

Upon completion of all assessment components of the course you will earn the Advanced Credential in Enterprise Governance and be eligible to apply for a 10 credit point postgraduate subject at Bond University.

  • This flexible course is designed to fit seamlessly into your busy schedule. There are six online modules, plus a case study that is the focus of the Major Assessment Task. All components can be completed at anytime via our high-quality learner platform.

    SYLLABUS

    Case Study: Familiarise yourself with the case study that will be referred to in the six modules and will be the focus of the final assessment task.

    Module 1 - The Board in Operation: Examine foundational concepts in enterprise governance, including the roles and responsibilities of the board.

    Module 2 - Duties and Responsibilities of the Board: Explore the legal duties and obligations of the directors and officers of enterprises.

    Module 3 - Regulation and Compliance: Understand the regulation of enterprises and the role of the board in ensuring compliance

    Module 4 - Strategy and Risk: Understand how boards work with management to satisfy their obligation to shareholders and stakeholders, and evaluate and apply the tools and techniques used to manage risk.

    Module 5 - Finance: Develop your financial literacy as a director of an enterprise

    Module 6 - Contemporary Issues in Enterprise Governance: Learn from the experts about ethical culture, board diversity, sustainability, digital transformation and cyber security, and Chair and CEO performance.

    ASSESSMENT AND RECOGNITION

    Assessment for this course consists of a series of Online Tests and an optional Major Assessment Task.

    Each Online Test consists of a series of multiple-choice questions that assess your understanding of the content of the relevant module. You must complete and pass all six Online Tests to be eligible for the 'Credential in Enterprise Governance' and a digital Certificate of Completion.

    To be eligible for the ‚ÄėAdvanced Credential in Enterprise Governance‚Äô you must complete and pass the Major Assessment Task. Upon completion of the Advanced Credential, you will also be eligible to apply for academic credit towards the Bond University Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance (specifically the LAWS77-540 Foundations of Enterprise Governances subject).

    If you do not intend to apply for the academic credit, you need only work through the Modules and complete the Online Tests to complete the course.

    COURSE DURATION

    The course is self-paced. It will be accessible for one year from the date of registration. This allows you to work through the six modules at your own pace. If you choose to complete the optional major assessment task, you must submit it within the one-year access period.
     

  • The Advanced Credential in Enterprise Governance has been designed to equip current and aspirational board members, managers and enterprise leaders ¬†with the knowledge and skills to create and implement effective enterprise governance strategies and optimise enterprise performance.¬†
     
    Learners should have:
    ‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†Familiarity with for profit, not for profit or government enterprises
    ‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†Current or previous experience in a board, committee or senior leadership position
     

  • Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

    • Identify and critically analyse how Directors must meet legal, compliance and regulatory requirements in the context of the ethical, social and environmental constraints on enterprises.
    • Demonstrate adaptive judgment to successfully develop individual governance positions and apply those positions to boardroom scenarios.
    • Identify and apply enterprise governance theories, skills, and strategies to explore complex boardroom issues and solve challenging enterprise governance problems.


       

This flexible course is designed to fit seamlessly into your busy schedule. There are six online modules, plus a case study that is the focus of the Major Assessment Task. All components can be completed at anytime via our high-quality learner platform.

SYLLABUS

Case Study: Familiarise yourself with the case study that will be referred to in the six modules and will be the focus of the final assessment task.

Module 1 - The Board in Operation: Examine foundational concepts in enterprise governance, including the roles and responsibilities of the board.

Module 2 - Duties and Responsibilities of the Board: Explore the legal duties and obligations of the directors and officers of enterprises.

Module 3 - Regulation and Compliance: Understand the regulation of enterprises and the role of the board in ensuring compliance

Module 4 - Strategy and Risk: Understand how boards work with management to satisfy their obligation to shareholders and stakeholders, and evaluate and apply the tools and techniques used to manage risk.

Module 5 - Finance: Develop your financial literacy as a director of an enterprise

Module 6 - Contemporary Issues in Enterprise Governance: Learn from the experts about ethical culture, board diversity, sustainability, digital transformation and cyber security, and Chair and CEO performance.

ASSESSMENT AND RECOGNITION

Assessment for this course consists of a series of Online Tests and an optional Major Assessment Task.

Each Online Test consists of a series of multiple-choice questions that assess your understanding of the content of the relevant module. You must complete and pass all six Online Tests to be eligible for the 'Credential in Enterprise Governance' and a digital Certificate of Completion.

To be eligible for the ‚ÄėAdvanced Credential in Enterprise Governance‚Äô you must complete and pass the Major Assessment Task. Upon completion of the Advanced Credential, you will also be eligible to apply for academic credit towards the Bond University Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance (specifically the LAWS77-540 Foundations of Enterprise Governances subject).

If you do not intend to apply for the academic credit, you need only work through the Modules and complete the Online Tests to complete the course.

COURSE DURATION

The course is self-paced. It will be accessible for one year from the date of registration. This allows you to work through the six modules at your own pace. If you choose to complete the optional major assessment task, you must submit it within the one-year access period.
 

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Meet your course director

Professor Nick James

Professor Nick James is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law at Bond University. He is a former commercial lawyer and has been practising as an academic since 1996. He is passionate about legal education and the role of law schools in modern society. His areas of teaching expertise include: law in context, legal theory, animal law, business law, and company law. He has won numerous awards for his teaching including a National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, and he is the author of three textbooks: Business Law, Critical Legal Thinking and The New Lawyer (with Rachael Field and Jackson Walkden-Brown). 

"Many see the current regulation of enterprise governance as insufficiently rigorous and inadequately administered to effectively hold enterprises, and their boards and management, to appropriate standards. We are likely to continue to see a tightening of regulation and increases in penalties for failure to properly govern enterprises. The regulation of directors’ and officers’ legal duties and obligations is likely to become more transparent and more onerous, and directors and officers will be held more accountable for their own actions and for the actions of their organisations.

In the face of all this, there is a clear and pressing need for better education of directors, officers and enterprise leaders, particularly in relation to their understanding of their legal and ethical obligations. A comprehensive understanding of the legal regulation of enterprises and their leadership is the foundation of good governance. Strategy must be implemented, and risk must be mitigated, within the bounds of the law; customer rights under consumer protection law must be acknowledged and respected; staff have entitlements under employment law; finance and supply chains are governed by statutory obligation and contract law; innovation systems are supported by intellectual property law; and so on.

Bond University's Faculty of Law is pleased to offer the Advanced Credential in Enterprise Governance to aspirational and experienced directors, officers and enterprise leaders in the corporate, government and community sectors. Developed by a team of highly qualified practitioners, the program is ideal for the busy professional. The course is available to both law and non-law graduates, recognising that all board members will benefit from advanced education in the law." 

Professor Nick James

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