This course is a one-credit seminar taught in two-hour blocks that focuses on the increasingly important role played by the corporate ethics office within a corporation’s governance structure. As we have learned from a series of corporate scandals starting with Enron and continuing through the events that contributed to the financial crisis of 2008, despite the emphasis placed on corporate ethics and good governance practices required by legislation such as SOX and and the recent Dodd-Frank Act, much work remains to be done. The course is designed to be highly interactive, and students in the course will be challenged to examine the role played by the corporate ethics office as necessary to ensure proper board oversight of a corporation.
Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.