Corporate Governance and Ethics
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.
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.