Course Details

Corporate Governance: Stakeholder Activism

This course addresses some hot topics in corporate governance, with a focus on publicly traded corporations. After introductory material on the structure of the corporation and the fiduciary duties of directors, the topics covered this term include: shareholder and director involvement in setting executive compensation, including shareholder say on pay votes; measures taken by boards and management to defend aggressive acts by shareholders and to entrench themselves in office; conflicts of interest in corporate transactions; the role of independent directors; forum selection by-laws for shareholder litigation; and the SEC whistleblower rules and their impact on corporate internal compliance programs. A full and open discussion among all students and the instructor is a fundamental feature of this course.

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 609S
Practice Areas: Business, Corporate,Trans Area

Course History

Spring 2013
Title: Corporate Governance: Stakeholder Activism
Faculty: McDonnell, Mary-Hunter
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 19

Fall 2012
Title: Corporate Governance: Selected Topics
Faculty: Horwich, Allan (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 23