This course is a one-credit seminar taught in two-hour blocks that focuses on the important role played by the board of directors and its relationship with the corporate ethics office to ensure an ethical corporate culture. 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 the 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 board, certain standing committees of the board, and the corporate ethics office as necessary to provide proper oversight of the corporation.
The Duke way
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» Professor Matthew Adler co-edited the new Oxford Handbook of Well-Being and Public Policy.
Prof. Sam Buell discusses his new book on the rise of criminal behavior in corporations and why it’s so difficult to prosecute.
Corporate Governance and Ethics
*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.