BUKD-J500 Corporate Governance
- 12 weeks
- 3.00 credits
- Prerequisite(s): Core 1
The individuals ultimately tasked with formulating and implementing decisions that affect how their organizations perform are the executives that compromise the C-Suite and Board of Directors (BOD) – that is, firms’ strategic leaders (SL). The course will provide a detailed view into the opportunities and challenges boards and executives face in a constantly changing environment, through a lens of both theory and practice. As an interactive and discussion centered course, students will have an opportunity to analyze and critically discuss strategic and ethical issues that businesses and their stakeholders face through both cornerstone case studies and “ripped from the headlines” current events. Specifically, we take an in-depth look at multiple high-profile scandals in recent years, analyzing what went wrong so we can understand how things can go right. Topics covered include issues such as CEO compensation, CEO and BOD power dynamics, ESG, AI, stakeholder and shareholder activism, among others.
In addition to gaining a better understanding of the role Strategic Leadership plays in organizations, students will have an opportunity to assess their own organization's board structure with a vastly different perspective and from multiple components. Students can use this knowledge to better communicate with executives, learn how funding is divined from strategic decisions and improve interactions with or on the Boards that govern companies, and better prepare themselves to take on SL roles in your career progression.