Corporate Governance

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1.5 Credits

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 company's 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.


  • 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

Major Topics

  • 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

Designed For

CGMA exam candidates Management accountants wanting to develop skills in governance and risk management
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