Corporate Law & Governance (ODL)
Veritas University College
Here's the BIG Picture
In our increasingly globalised world, an understanding of corporate law and governance is more important than ever. If you are passionate about due diligence and the workings of corporate decision-making, then this Master’s programme is tailored for you!
Our Master of Corporate Law and Governance is designed to focus on aspects of law and general management that are related to business, regulatory and governance decision-making. It ensures you are trained in the practical aspects of corporate law and the current practices on corporate governance issues.
You will have the flexibility to choose from a wide variety of law and business modules, this allowing you to excel in Management, Audit, Finance, Accounting, Regulatory and Company Secretary.
With this Course, You Will:
- Develop a wide range of generic key transferable skills which are useful in whatever career path you choose to pursue.
- Be taught by a global and professional faculty comprising subject matter experts, practitioners and academics.
- Focus on legal practice, not just theory.
- Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms.
- Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills.
Why choose Veritas University College?
At Veritas, we are constantly re-thinking the learning process and leveraging on efficiency, technology and strategic partnerships to provide a holistic next gen educational journey for our students. Veritas is also committed to pushing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by continuously developing world class programmes at some of the most affordable fees available in the market. As a result of our far-reaching efforts, Veritas has received the BrandLaureate Best Brand in Online Education award for 2020, 2021 and 2022 in recognition of our exceptional academic and co-curricular experience.
How Do I Get In?
- A Bachelor Degree in the field with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate, or
- A Bachelor Degree in the field or related fields or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment, and
- Candidates without a qualification in the related fields or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the HEP and meet the minimum CGPA based on (i) to (ii).
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Malaysian Legal System
This module provides you with an overall understanding of central institutions within the Malaysian Legal System. It also demonstrates an appreciation and understanding of the Malaysian Federal Constitution through the study and historical context behind it, with significant references to case laws and relevant legislations.
This module will help you develop your research skills, pertaining to the choice of a socially and scientifically relevant research subject, the systematic collection and analysis of relevant literature on this subject, and the formulation of a research question. You will also gain an understanding of interdisciplinary theoretical approaches and knowledge of existing and possible social interventions.
This module discusses the process of knowledge creation with an emphasis on the production of scientific knowledge. Important building blocks in this process are frames of reference, scientific ideals, problem formulation, scientific approaches and methods for data collection and analysis.
This subject focusses on developing your professional skills, which are not only fundamental for a career in legal practice but are transferable to other professional environments and work situations. It also provides you with practical tools for handling the pressures of legal practice consistently with your ethical and professional responsibilities.
In this module, you will cover the elements, processes and techniques involved in the development and implementation of organisational strategy. You will learn how leadership and management teams play an important role in ensuring that strategy fits the organisational purpose, is acceptable in terms of risk, and is consistent with good governance as well as with stakeholder requirements and concerns.
Interpreting Financial and Accounting Information
This module enhances your knowledge of finance and accounting, enabling you to interpret financial and accounting information to provide advice to a board, or a similar decision-making body, to boost strategy development and/or decision-making.
This module provides you with the knowledge and understanding of the legal framework governing certain business organisations, with particular focus on registered companies. You will also learn relevant corporate governance principles and the relationship between company law and corporate governance.
Negotiating and Drafting Cross-border Contracts
This practice-based module focuses specifically on the knowledge and skills you need to negotiate and draft effective commercial contracts throughout Asia. You will also learn about specific commercial and non-commercial considerations related to different parties from various countries.
Intellectual Property Practice
You will study intellectual property frameworks in a Malaysian context, critically analyse the advanced issues of copyright practice in Malaysia, and learn to provide clients with advice on advanced issues in trademark and industrial designs practice. You will also explore intellectual property frameworks in the Malaysian context.
This module will develop and extend your understanding of risk management. This includes how risk management links to compliance management and complements effective corporate governance in organisations. You will also learn about the people, processes and techniques that can be used to ensure the effective assessment, monitoring and control of risk at all levels of an organisation.
Trade and Investment in Asia
This module examines investment treaties, such as the now defunct Trans Pacific Partnership and its successor, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), as well as considering the role of global trade organisations, foreign direct investment and dispute resolution in international trade and investment.
In this module, you will gain advanced knowledge and the key skills necessary to advice a board and other stakeholders on best practices in corporate governance.
If you plan to specialise in employment and labour law matters, this elective module is ideal for you. The topics you will cover in this module include the requirements of Employment Laws in Malaysia and their relative application at work.
You will gain the advanced knowledge and skills required to support boardroom performance, by enabling effective individual behaviours and group processes. You will also learn what boards and company secretaries/governance professionals can do differently and how they can influence and effect change within the remit of their role.
Commercial Contracts Practice
This module will develop your knowledge and skills to draft effective, readable, non-ambiguous commercial contracts.
Mergers and Acquisition Practice (M&A)
This practical module will give you a specialised and integrated understanding of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practice in Malaysia. You will learn to examine good operating practices and consider key issues when planning and executing M&A transactions. Topics you will cover include planning acquisitions in Malaysia, origins and opportunities for M&A practice in Malaysia, advanced due diligence issues, as well as laws, regulations and governance in Malaysian M&A practice.
Banking and Finance Practice
In this module, you will cover the regulatory frameworks of banking and finance, lending and security, loan recovery, enforcement of security, and debt capital markets in Malaysia.
Islamic Banking and Finance Practice
This module covers the recent turbulence in the global financial markets which has drawn attention to an alternative system of financial intermediation: Islamic banking and finance. You will learn about the regulatory frameworks of Islamic banking and finance practices, lending and security, loan recovery, enforcement of security, and debt capital markets in Malaysia.
Corporate Secretarial Practice
This module prepares you for practice as a company secretary/governance professional, ensuring the ability to direct a company on good governance principles and regulations of the jurisdiction in which it operates.
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