Sep 15, 2019  
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GB 6215 - Corporate Governance


Corporate Governance as a subject matter recognizes that good governance practices are essential in raising capital in the competitive global environment. This course focuses on understanding how differences in capital markets, ownership structures, and legal traditions affect the optimal design of financial contracts. Moreover, this course will examine potential conflicts between shareholders and other corporate constituents. This course will explore and evaluate the legal, economic, and financial framework of corporate governance. The design of this course will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the current role and responsibilities of corporate directors, officers, and managers in the wake of recent legislation designed to provide the public with a more "transparent" view of how corporations conduct business. Additionally, this course will investigate the changing nature of the relationships between the various constituencies that compose the corporate environment. Finally, this course will expose students to international corporate governance and discuss the reasons for the recent failures of corporate governance.

3 credits



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