Discuss what is meant by rules-based and principles-based approaches to corporate governance, identifying the arguments for each approach.

BSc Accounting and Finance, Professional Accountant
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BSc Accounting and Finance

Professional Accountant

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Part 1

There have been many changes to corporate governance in the UK since the Cadbury Report.

Looking at the current situation explain the purpose and objectives of the UK Corporate

Governance Code 2014, and the principles on which it is based. In particular you should;

Discuss what is meant by rules-based and principles-based approaches to corporate
governance, identifying the arguments for each approach. (25 marks)

Part 2

Choose a UK listed PLC and examine the following;

Institutional investors are becoming increasingly dominan Discuss the issues arising from this in terms of their role and relationship with this business.

Discuss the major potential conflicts of interest that affect non-executive directors and how they are addressed by the corporate governance cod Discuss how the NED’s in this corporation are fulfilling their duties in relation to all stakeholders.
(50 marks)

Please note no more than 2 students will be able to use any one company and you must submit the name of your company to the tutor for approval.

Part 3

4 In which way do you think corporate governance in the UK could be improved and what lessons can be learned from the approaches other countries have taken? (25 marks)

Wordcount 2500

Learning Outcomes

3 Evaluate the role of the accountant in organisational corporate governance

6 Formulate problems to be solved and define the information/data required to analyse them.

Transferable skills

Effective use of written communication

Searching for and location of information

Construction of references/bibliography

 

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