A consideration of the law regulating corporate governance including the impetus for the corporate governance movement; theories of corporate governance; the corporate governance movement in Australia; corporate decision making; shareholder democracy; executive and non-executive directors; the role of institutional investors; takeovers; executive remuneration; the role of soft law; and proposals for reform.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 course dates are subject to change.

4 days (29, 30 August; 5, 6 September)
UQ St Lucia (view map)
Enrolment options: 
CPD | Award | Non-Award
$2170 for CPD

Topics covered

  • introduction to company law and corporate governance
  • the scope and functions of company law
  • the shareholder value model
  • comparison of regulatory approaches in the US, the EU and Australia
  • takeover regulation
  • the growing influence of soft law
  • information disclosure and institutional investors

Style of learning

Our CPD participants benefit from small class sizes which encourage group discussion and debate, and 1-on-1 access to industry experts and leading researchers.


This course is delivered at UQ St Lucia.

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Enrolment options

 Register for Continuing Professional Development

No entry requirements apply, you are not required to submit assessment, and your course participation may not be used as academic credit towards a qualification. Our courses count toward Queensland Law Society Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points if you can demonstrate relevance to your legal practice. Registration closes 2 weeks before the course starts.

Register as a CPD student

 Enrol as a non-award student

To gain academic credit, you can apply to enrol as a ‘non-award’ student. Your enrolment is called ‘non-award’ because you are not seeking to be awarded a qualification at this point. As a non-award student, you will be required to do course assessment and will gain academic credit for successfully completing the course. You may seek credit for the course if you enrol in a program in the future.

Apply for entry as a non-award student

 Enrol as a part of a Masters degree program

This course is part of the Master of Laws postgraduate program.