Corporate Governance

Key Info

Basic Information

Studypath:
Master in Business Administration
Semester:
1
Course Type:
Lecture
Language:
English
Cycle:
Winter term
Scheduling:
First half of the semester
Course Units:
6.0
Credits:
5.0
Course Limit:
45
Erasmus Capacity:
5
Compulsory Attendance:
No

Lecturer

The following details taken from the examination regulations MSBWL/13, SMPO 6. Änderungsordnung (zum WS 2018/19) (08.02.2019) are for information purposes only and not legally binding. For legally binding information, please refer to the corresponding official examination regulations of the program Master in Business Administration.

Syllabus

This course provides an introduction to corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. This involves exploring the role of moral values, external institutions, internal structures, incentive systems and organizational culture as important means to guide managerial behaviour.

As part of this course, participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with both empirical research and current debates in the field of corporate governance. Sessions will comprise a mixture of flipped classroom lectures with extensive introductory learning videos, paper discussions and student presentations or debates. Please note, that a detailed course outline and reading list will be made available online and in L2P ahead of the first session.

Objectives

After participating in this course, students should be in a position to:
(1) understand and critically discuss key concepts in the area of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility,
(2) understand and critically discuss state-of-the-art research papers in the field of corporate governance,
(3) engage in key debates that shape the field of corporate governance, and
(4) reflect upon the manifold responsibilities of organizations in society

Prerequisites

(1) Solid command of English
(2) Willingness to engage in preparatory readings of case studies and/or research papers
Limitation of participants to 45

Examination

The final grade can be composed as follows:

• Option A: Colloquium & presentation (50%, graded) and examination (50%, graded, 60min.)
• Option B: Colloquium & presentation (50%, graded) and paper (50%, graded)
• Option C: Examination (100%, graded, 60min.)

All components specified for the respective option need to be passed to pass the module. The exact form of examination (A, B or C) will be announced at the start of the course. Unless announced differently, option A applies.

Further Information

No information available in English at the moment.

Literature

No information available in English at the moment.