Fall 2018 not offered
The objective of this course is to introduce the topic of corporate governance with a focus on large publicly traded corporation. At the firm level, the importance of corporate governance is justified by the complexity of the contractual environment where owners (shareholders), executive managers, board of directors and other stake holders interact. We will cover topics in ownership and control, managerial monitoring and compensation, the structure and diversity of the board of directors, and shareholder engagement and activism. Also, in the wake of various corporate scandals worldwide, the role of corporate governance codes and regulation in setting new standards and best practices is evident. We will look at the evolution of these corporate governance standards, both in the U.S. and internationally.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ECON101 OR ECON110
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON-MN)(ECON)
Monks, Robert A.G. & Minow, Nell, CORPORATE GOVERANCE, 5th Edition; Also additional readings that will be assigned through the course, mainly academic papers.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Examination consists of short papers, case studies and a final project (paper).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Course will cover 4-5 modules.