Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Corporate governance

MGT-552

Enseignant(s) :

Finger Matthias

Langue:

English

Withdrawal

It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Summary

This course will introduce the participants to the question of how firms are and should be governed. It will also highlight the evolution of such "corporate governance" over time.

Content

This course will address corporate governance from an organizational and institutional point of view: it will illustrate how corporate governance has evolved over time and will cover both theory and relevant practices. In terms of content, the course will:

- Highlight the main issues of corporate governance (e.g., the relationships between the owners, the board, and firm management, and the relationships between the company and its major stakeholders;

- Provide concrete examples of "good" and "bad" corporate governance;

- Outline key principles of corporate governance;

- Present the main tools for assessing corporate governance practices;

- Discuss the relevant theories underlying corporate governance practices (e.g., theories of organizations, institutions, governance, organizational behavior, leadership, new institutional economics, power, and agency).

Keywords

Corporate governance, shareholders, stakeholders, principal-agent relations

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

None

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures by the professor
The participants develop their own case during the course

Expected student activities

Conduct an analysis of the corporate governance of an organization of their choice

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment combining:

15% active participation in the course
70% final document of 30 pages produced by the participants
15% oral presentation at the end of the course

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Others Fridays 12-14

Resources

Bibliography

See syllabus at: http://mir.epfl.ch

Ressources en bibliothèque
Websites

Prerequisite for

None

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
En construction
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand