Case Study and Analysis (60%)The final continuous assessment for the module is to be undertaken individually. Each student will be required to prepare an original case study (1,250 words max) and analysis (3,750 words max). Each student is required to identify a company/organisation in which a corporate governance/ethical issue/dilemma has arisen. Students are not allowed to choose a firm case covered in the module textbook, Tricker (2015)For their chosen company, each student is required to write and analyse a case study looking at the key corporate governance/ethical issues within the case. Students are advised to use the SWIF (Student Written, Instructor Facilitated) approach in preparation for their case study. The case study and analysis forms 60% of the final module mark. The marks awarded for each element of the case study are as follows:
Case Study AnalysisEach student must choose a company/organisation for investigation but students cannot choose a company on which a case has been written in the module textbook, Tricker XXXXXXXXXXEach student should conduct research into their chosen firm/organisation and prepare their case study and analysis on the issues/events/dilemmas that have taken place. As regards the analysis of the case, each student is required to address the following discussion questions:1. What were the main corporate governance issues within this case?2. What does the theoretical, academic, professional or legal literature/regulation say on these issues? Were such events or features of your case consistent with or in contrast to the theoretical, academic, professional or legal literature/regulation?3. If the company/organisation addressed these issues, was the response appropriate? Did it address the fundamental issues at stake? If a response has yet to emerge, what would you expect a suitable response to be and why? 4. Could similar events happen again in the UK today? Why? Do you think the current system of corporate governance and accountability in the UK is sufficient to deal with these issues? 5. What were the general lessons learnt from this case? What have you as a student learnt about governance, risk and ethics from this case?6. Would you invest in this firm? Give the reasons for your decision.
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