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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 5417

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
159744

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
Business Services

Course aim

This course provides students with advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of the role of the Board and the duties and responsibilities of being a Director.

Course content

The Course is delivered by Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) appointed facilitators. Topics covered in this course are those delivered in the Company Directors Course offered directly by the AICD comprising the following 10 modules :

1. The Role of the Board and the Practice of Directorship
2. Decision Making
3. Directors' Duties and Responsibilities
4. The Board's Legal Environment
5. Risk: Issues for Boards
6. Strategy: The Board's Role
7. Financial Literacy for Directors
8. Driving Financial Performance
9. Achieving Board Effectiveness
10. Learning into Practice

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

1. Be enrolled in the UniSA MBA program (DMMA). 2. Completed at least 8 courses in the MBA (the required courses include any course credits granted). 3. Grade Point Average (GPA) of Credit and above (GPA > 5.0). 4. Be a current member of the Australian Institute Company Directors.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External (Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Discussion) 30 hours equiv. x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours equiv. x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Quiz N/A Pass/Fail 1 hour
Case study 3000 words Pass/Fail N/A
Examination N/A Pass/Fail 1.5 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Quiz N/A Pass/Fail 1 hour
Case study 3000 words Pass/Fail N/A
Examination N/A Pass/Fail 1.5 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Quiz N/A Pass/Fail 1 hour
Case study 3000 words Pass/Fail N/A
Examination N/A Pass/Fail 1.5 hours

Note: This is a non-graded course and your result will be a pass or fail.

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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