Students will develop a critical understanding of the objectives, principles and methods of Corporate Governance within different economic environments. The aim is to allow students to be able in the future, to device, maintain and disclose corporate governance issues.
At the end of this course, Students will have an understanding of governance issues and criticalities, in their theoretical and practical implications and with reference to an international dimension.
Considering the application of the concepts of the course, it aims to allow the acquisition of the capability to understand governance issues related to the different professional activities (accountant, auditor, consultant etc.) of the Master Degree.
Based on this knowledge, the Student has an in-depth comprehension of governance issues and the administration needs coming from related regulations. She/He is also able to formulate a critical thinking in relation to these topics.
History and introduction to corporate governance, corporate governance theories, models and codes, directors and board structure, internal committees; remuneration role of institutional investors, accountability and reporting, corporate governance failure, corporate criminal liability; corporate governance and society; listing process.
Teaching activities will include lectures, seminars and case analysis. Lectures will give an overview of the main governmental topics. Seminars will offer an in depth analysis of specific aspects and will develop a critical understanding. Case analysis will be used to discuss practical implications of these topics. Colleagues from international Universities (United Kingdom) will be involved in teaching activities, contributing to offer an international overview on the investigated topics.
Group works are parte of the learning process and can substitute some parts of the exam.
It aims to value the achievement of learning objectives. In particular, questions are formulated to value the capability of understanding and critical thinking of Students on these topics, as well practical ability to use the information within the real economic context.
Group works allow to reduce the number of questions within the written exam of Corporate Governance.
For students attending the whole course of B.E. and CG, at the end of the course, there will be the second part exam (the first part refers to Business Ethics), referred to Corporate Governance (or a complete exam). The vote of the first and the second part will weight 50% on the final vote. Every response will be valued specifically and the average could be sufficient only if student is at least 50% in both the parts of course.