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EXC 3632 Corporate Governance

EXC 3632 Corporate Governance

Course code: 
EXC 3632
Department: 
Law and Governance
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Knut Sogner
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
BBA - Specialisation in International Business
Semester: 
2020 Spring
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
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.

Learning outcomes - 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

 

Learning outcomes - Skills

After completed course students shall be able to:

  • Analyze the incentives and payoffs of different corporate structures
  • Use corporate governance analytical tools
General Competence
  • Respect for the ethical issues in corporate governance
  • Understanding of sustainable business practices both in economic, social, cultural and environmental terms
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
Teaching and learning activities

The progress is secured through discussions and debates during the lectures. Students are expected to participate actively in class and to have completed the reading assignments before each class. They will be asked to present their views on the assigned cases, and to clearly argue their position in discussions of the cases.

At the beginning of the semester the students will be given a topic for the term paper. The topic is about a central and intergrative issue that covers the whole course. There will be a hand-in of a term paper proposal that will be graded. It is recommended that the students work in groups of three. 

Computer-based tools: It's Learning, word, excel, powerpoint/prezi etc. youtube, other tool introduced if needed.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

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Required prerequisite knowledge

Required study progress for BBA-degree

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
EXC36322
Grading scale:
Point scale
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
20No1 Semester(s)Group/Individual ( 1 - 3)Proposal for term paper
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
EXC36322
Grading scale:
Point scale
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
80No1 Semester(s)Group/Individual (1 - 3)Term paper
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:20
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment:Proposal for term paper
Exam code:EXC36322
Grading scale:Point scale
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:80
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment:Term paper
Exam code:EXC36322
Grading scale:Point scale
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Continuous assessment
Grading scale: 
ECTS
Total weight: 
100
Workload activityDurationType of durationComment student effort
Teaching36Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching72Hour(s)
Self study72Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments20Hour(s)Preparation of case.
Expected student effort:
Workload activity:Teaching
Duration:36 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Prepare for teaching
Duration:72 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Self study
Duration:72 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Group work / Assignments
Duration:20 Hour(s)
Comment:Preparation of case.
Sum workload: 
200

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.