Swinburne and Clayton Utz collaborate to launch new Master of Corporate Governance

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Student in Swinburne moot court

The 12-week program will teach students knowledge and skills to implement best practice corporate governance.

In summary

  • Swinburne partnering with law firm Clayton Utz to develop Master of Corporate Governance
  • Commencing in 2018, the program will equip executives and entrepreneurs with best practice corporate governance  skills
  • Reflects demand for a specialist professional qualification in an evolving area of law

Swinburne is partnering with leading Australian law firm Clayton Utz to develop and deliver Swinburne’s new Master of Corporate Governance program.

Commencing in 2018, the 12-unit program aims to equip executives and entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills to implement best practice corporate governance.  

The Master of Corporate Governance forms part of Swinburne’s suite of postgraduate programs delivered through the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Australia’s first dedicated entrepreneurship school.

Clayton Utz will collaborate with Swinburne to design and teach the Company Directors’ Duties unit, and other further elective units in the program.

Pro Vice-Chancellor of Swinburne’s Faculty of Business and Law, Professor Michael Gilding, says the program's launch reflects growing demand for a specialist professional qualification in this evolving area of law.

"We are seeing a heightened scrutiny of corporate governance failures in Australia, with regulators focused more than ever on ensuring individuals are held to account.

“The Master of Corporate Governance, developed in conjunction with Clayton Utz - a firm whose lawyers have many years' experience advising their clients on corporate governance issues - offers a practical learning experience that reflects contemporary expectations and standards of corporate governance professionals."  

Clayton Utz Corporate partner Brendan Groves says the firm is delighted to be partnering with Swinburne on this very timely and unique program.

"We are pleased to be able to contribute to awareness and education in this area.” Mr Groves says.

“An understanding of what best practice corporate governance looks like, and how to implement it, will put professionals at an advantage in today's corporate environment."     

Clayton Utz joins global consulting firm KPMG in partnering with Swinburne on the corporate governance program.

Interested to learn more? Apply for the Master of Corporate Governance or enrol in the Company Director Duties  unit for a detailed examination of corporate governance theories.