Course description

Corporate Governance

Introduction

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the importance of corporate governance in developing sustainable business enterprises. Recent experiences in Norway and other countries have highlighted the effect that poor corporate governance can have on firm performance, survival and reputation. Today, not only investors, but also public authorities and high performance employees are examining a company’s corporate governance and control systems before committing to that firm. This course examines the evolving view of corporate governance in a global perspective.

Course content

  • Introduction to the course, the history of the corporate governance field
  • Corporate governance theories
  • Board composition, interaction and performance
  • Organization strategy, business models and risk assessment
  • Incentives and compensation
  • Reporting, audit and control
  • Shareholder and stakeholder engagement
  • Value creation and profit sharing
  • Corporate governance standards
  • New trends, course wrap up

Learning outcome knowledge

After completed course students shall have learned of:

  • Basic corporate governance concepts and theories
  • International and national standards for corporate governance
  • Corporate governance mechanisms and processes

 

Exam organisation

  • Written exam: 100%