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Corporate Governance MSB310A

For investors to be willing to provide financing, some mechanisms protecting their interests must be in place. Such mechanisms can be incentive contracts for company executives, legal protection of owner rights, ownership concentration and voting power, or membership on the corporate board. This course builds understanding of how these mechanisms work.


Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.

Fakta
Emnekode

MSB310A

Vekting (SP)

5

Antall semestre

1

Vurderingssemester

Autumn

Undervisningsspråk

English

Tilbys av

UiS Business School

Learning outcome

Upon completion of the course students have

 

Knowledge:

  • an understanding of how financial contracts and CEO remuneration should be designed in order to provide incentives and maximize firm value.             
  • an understanding of how firm’s governance structures depends on firm and industry characteristics.             
  • knowledge of how legal protection investor rights differ across time and across countries.             
  • knowledge of common investors rights and how they are used and enforced.

 

Skills:             

  • ability to investigate and assess strengths and weaknesses in a firm´s governance structure.             
  • ability to assess political forces behind regulation and development of financial markets.         
Content
For investors to be willing to provide financing, some mechanisms protecting their interests must be in place. Such mechanisms can be incentive contracts for company executives, legal protection of owner rights, ownership concentration and voting power, or membership on the corporate board. This course builds understanding of how these mechanisms work.
Required prerequisite knowledge
None
Eksamen / vurdering

Hand-in and written exam

Vurderingsform Vekting Varighet Karakter Hjelpemiddel
Hand-in 2/5 A - F
Written exam 3/5 4 Hours A - F Approved, basic calculator

Evalution will be a combination of handins and exam. The details will be announced in the syllabus at the beginning of the course.

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Bernt Arne Ødegaard
Study Program Director: Yuko Onozaka
Open for
Business Administration - Master of Science
Course assessment
Students will have the opportunity to give feedback on the course first in an early dialogue, and then in a written course evaluation at the end of the course.
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