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Corporate Governance: Course Outline - MGT-634

This course introduces the basic concepts of corporate governance and theory of the firm. It is specially designed for the undergraduate study of such areas as management, finance, financial law, corporate law, economics and related subjects.

Text Books

Course Outline

  • An Overview of Corporate Governance
  • A Brief History of Corporate Governance 
  • Shareholders and Stakeholders 
  • Models and Mechanisms 
  • Board of Directors 
  • An analysis of corporate governance in Islamic and western perspective 
  • Audit Committee
  • Banking Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Scandals and Best Practices
  • Internal Control
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Course Objectives

  • Explain the concept of corporate governance, why governance is important for corporations as well as for society at large.
  • Describe how corporate governance structures evolved and how academic interest and political/social concerns developed.
  • Analyze the main actors and structures of corporate governance and show how their interaction and functioning differs across national economies, industries, and the development stage of firms.
  • Analyze how managers are controlled by markets and what roles institutional investors can play.
  • Study why corporations pay increasing importance to issues of “social responsibility”.
  • Discuss open issues concerning the future evolution of corporate governance in the context of globalization.