ACY4102 - Corporate Governance 2企業管治(二)

Year of Study:4
Credit Units: 3
Duration: 45hours
Prerequisites: ACY3021 Hong Kong Company Law
Module Description
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of Hong Kong’s regulatory framework and core principles of corporate governance. Furthermore, it sets out the background of the Hong Kong corporate governance debate, and discusses the key issues that had plagued legal reformers, regulators, the business community and other stakeholders. This module also considers the application of the best corporate governance practices in Hong Kong corporations and some of the unique challenges facing Hong Kong’s family-controlled companies and Mainland Chinese companies operating in Hong Kong.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. understand the philosophy of corporate governance and explain its theoretical basis;

  2. demonstrate an understanding of the corporate governance system and apply the best corporate governance practices in Hong Kong corporations;

  3. identify and critically evaluate the roles and responsibilities of directors, board committees, chairman, chief executive officer, company secretary, internal auditors and external auditors in the corporate governance system; and

  4. interpret and evaluate the effectiveness of Hong Kong laws and regulations in protecting the interests of investors and creditors of Hong Kong corporations.