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Certificate Level - Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law (ECL)

About This Course

Learn the importance of ethics, corporate governance and business law within the field of business accounting with this CIMA module of the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting. The law of employment - employees, contractors, contract, unfair and wrongful dismissal, health and safety legislation. Company administration and finance – sole trader, partnership, public and private companies, board meetings, company registration, shareholder rights, appointment of directors, role of company secretary. Ethics and business – ethical principles, personal qualities, CIMA code of ethics. Ethical conflicts – ethical dilemmas, legal and social responsibility. Corporate Governance – director's roles, duty of care to stakeholders, best practice, policies and procedures. This CIMA module take you beyond the numbers of the financial industry and gets to the crux of the legalities involved and required in business accounting.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course the students will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast international legal systems and explain basic contract law.
  • Describe the content of a contract of employment and consider the legal employment issues of dismissal and health and safety.
  • Explain corporate structure, company administration and the relationship between company and shareholder.
  • Explain the need for regulatory frameworks, the principles of ethics and corporate governance and their application to the accounting profession.
  • Describe ethical conflicts and explain how they can be resolved.
  • Your Instructors

    Dilhara Gunaratna
    Attorney – at – Law, LLB (Staffordshire University), MBA (Cardiff Metropolitan University)