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Governance & Ethics

Vak
2017-2018

Course requirements

Master degree in Law. This course is part of the Advanced Master Law and Finance.

More information: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/law-and-finance

Course information

This course will introduce students to the role that corporate governance plays in the financial sector and the general principles of corporate governance. Corporate governance is a topic of considerable interest to a large and expanding section of the community. In the financial sector, sound corporate governance is considered to be one of the key factors that determine the financial health of an individual company and the health of the financial system in its entirety. The course will discuss certain key elements of corporate governance, including remuneration, audit, outsourcing, the four eyes principle, organisation & control and integrity. During the course of the programme students will have the opportunity to compare the approach of different jurisdictions on corporate governance in the financial sector.

Course learning objectives

This course aims to introduce students to the role that corporate governance plays in the financial sector and discuss the general principles of corporate governance.

  • Students gain thorough knowledge and understanding of the key elements of corporate governance and the role it plays in the financial sector;

  • Students gain knowledge and understanding of the approach of different jurisdictions on corporate governance within the financial sector.

Mode of instruction

Lectures

  • Number of (2 hour) lectures: 5

  • Names of lecturers: to be announced

  • Required preparation by students: reading of prescribed materials

Seminars

  • Number of (2 hour) seminars: 5

  • Names of instructors: to be announced

  • Required preparations by students: reading of prescribed materials, preparation of case studies and any other assignments.

Examination method

Further information on the exam will be announced on Blackboard.

Areas to be tested within the exam
The final exam will cover all of the required reading (literature) for the course, the course information guide and the subjects taught in the lectures, the seminars and all other instructions wich are part of the course. Information about the exam will be given to the students closer to the exam date.

The opportunity exists to re-take the exam. Further information will be communicated through Blackboard.

The final grade for the course will be the weighted average. The final grade, on the scale from 1(poor) to 10 (excellent), for the course is established by determining the weighted average and rounded to full grades. Grade 6 (5.5 rounded) is a pass

Blackboard

Course reader and additional literature is distributed through Blackboard.

Submission of papers via Blackboard using safe assignment.

Course materials

Reader:
For this course, a reader will be prepared with required and recommended reading. The course reader is available to be downloaded from Blackboard.

Contact

Course Coordinator:
Mr. Ebbe Rogge
Email address: e.rogge@law.leidenuniv.nl

Programme Coordinator:
Ms. Orsolya Kalsbeek-Bagdi
Email address: lawandfinance@law.leidenuniv.nl