The course is designed to introduce students to corporate governance for publicly and privately-held companies. Students discuss roles and responsibilities of the different constituencies in governing a company and how the board of directors, management, shareholders and external auditor should work, how individual goals and external pressure influence individuals, and how their decisions impact a corporation’s failure or success.
Students will be introduced to the framework for corporate governance in the US and compare it to current practices in Germany, China, and Japan. We will gain an understanding of recent SEC, NASDAQ and NYSE regulations related to corporate governance.
Students review recent corporate governance failures and learn about best practices. In the last class, we will simulate the roles of the Board, management and auditors in a real world case.