Ethics and Governance

This course provides an overview of how companies and stakeholders view, implement, and make decisions when faced with important information outside the company’s day-to-day business operations that could have significant ramifications for everyone. Throughout the course, students gain a thorough understanding of the complexity of corporate governance and the challenges faced by corporations’ boards and stakeholders. The course also includes a broad discussion of corporate boardroom considerations and ethics in the workplace based on the passing of Regulation Full Disclosure (Reg FD), Sarbanes-Oxley, and Dodd-Frank. Also, students review the role of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with specific focus on the agency’s involvement in setting the governance agenda.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The knowledge to make prudent assessments about corporate governance
  • An understanding of the responsibilities of the board of directors of a public company, in addition to the perspective of multiple constituencies
  • Familiarity with important issues in corporate governance and its relevance in social, political, and economic contexts

Ideal for

  • Finance professionals seeking to develop their managerial and executive skills
  • Career changers and others interested in entering the finance industry
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.