Courses and study plans / Management and Organisation
2299 Corporate governance, strategic management
|Period: 1&2||2.9.2013 - 13.12.2013|
|Department||Management and Organisation|
The aim of the course is to deepening the students understanding of the work and the role of the board especially in connection with the strategic development of a company. Different strategic paradigms for strategic analyses will be discussed and connected to the role of the board. Work of the board both in large and small firms will be examined.
After having passing the course the students should understand the roles of board and know the elements of effective corporate governance and existing strategic paradigms
Language of Instruction
In addition to basic courses in finance, management and organisation, commercial law, economics and accounting, knowledge covered in the following courses is required:
Commercial law: Company law
Management and organisation: Corporate strategy
Accounting: Financial information
Economics: Intermediate microeconomics
Finance: Capital budgeting
Oral presentations 8
Groupwork outside lecture 20
Self-studies outside lecturehours 80
Writing term paper 83
Huse, M. (2007): Boards, governance and value creation: The human side of corporate governance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Mintzberg, H., Ahlstrand, B. & Lampel, J.: Strategy safari. N.Y.: Prentice Hall.
Stiles, P. & Tayler, B. (2001): Boards at work: How directors view their roles and responsibilities. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (book to be read for the introductory exam)
In addition articles to the instruction of the instructor.
Evaluation and Examination
Introductory exam + lectures 15%
Article presentation 10%
Term paper 30%
Final exam 25%
Exam dates for the introductory exam are informed in connection with the first lecture and website for the course
In order to get 8 credits the students have to do an extra assignment.