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Corporate Governance

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This CPE course is included in the 50+ hours of CGMA Strategic Management Accounting . It can also be purchased individually or as a part of Governance and Risk Management This CPE course defines corporate governance and provides examples of scandals that ruined and devastated corporations that failed to observe governance policy. It gives the principles of good corporate governance, and discusses the roles of a companys Chairman and CEO, as well as its non-executive directors (NEDs). It compares the requirements of US vs. UK governance, and observes the risk and consequences at stake if a corporation does not institute good governance policy. The course finally provides case studies based on real-world scenarios. Topics Discussed: The separation of the roles of CEO and Chairman The role of non-executive directors The roles of Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, Risk Committee and Nominations Committee Directors' remuneration The agency implications of salaries, bonuses, performance related pay, executive share options and benefits in kind

Learning Objectives

Recognize the principles of good corporate governance Identify the roles of independent directors (or non-executive directors, as defined by the UK Corporate Governance Code) and the audit committee Distinguish between the UK Corporate Governance Code and the US Securities and Exchange Commission and Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements

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Learning Format 1.5 Hours
Self-Study / On-Demand

Credit Type(s)
Business Mgmt & Org

Knowledge Level
Intermediate