Course Details

Corporate Governance

In recent years corporate governance concepts and techniques have become increasingly important to effective corporate counseling and, in particular, in advising board of directors and board committees. This course presents a general overview of corporate governance, with an emphasis on matters important to advising boards of directors, including (i) the structure of the corporation and its purpose, ownership trends, corporate philanthropy and social initiatives and other governance concepts, (ii) composition and operation of the board of directors, including the importance of "independence" and diversity, (iii) obligations of directors, including fiduciary duties, conflicts of interest and the responsibility of "leading," (iv) routine and non-routine board operations, (v) shareholder and director participation in executive compensation decisions, (vi) director accountability and director protections, (vii) the role and rights of shareholders, (viii) shareholder activism, including tactics of activists and tools for dealing with activists, (ix) the market for corporate control, (x) legislative and regulatory governance initiatives, and (xi ) sources of governance law and practice (such as stock exchange rules, shareholder advisory firm policies and "best practices"). PRE-REQUISITES/RESTRICTIONS: BUSCOM 601S Business Associations or BUSCOM 602L Corporations is recommended, but not required.

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


Course History

Spring 2021
Title: Corporate Governance
Faculty: O'Hare, John M. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 20

Spring 2020
Title: Corporate Governance
Faculty: O'Hare, John M. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 25