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Turnaround Management and Bankruptcy Law

Vak
2020-2021

Prerequisites

None.

Description

In the wake of the Corona-crisis, thousands of companies suddenly found themselves in a dire situation. Some of them will eventually survive, others will unfortunately end up in bankruptcy.
What are the critical factors of success in turning a company around and what are the pitfalls? What is the role of each individual stakeholder within this process? What are theoretical foundations of turnaround management and bankruptcy law, and how does it work in practice?
These are only a few of the questions that will be addressed in the challenging course Turnaround Management & Bankruptcy Law (TMBL) which is very topical now.

Learning goals

Course objectives
By the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to read, evaluate and interpret turnaround management theory and company-related information in order to identify and explain the nature of business failure.

  • Formulate a well-organized assessment of a turnaround situation.

  • Apply the necessary scientific principles and practical tools to help solve a complex turnaround situation.

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify complex financial and stakeholder issues in turnaround and bankruptcy situations.

  • Understand the turnaround challenges SME entrepreneurs face in practice.

  • Practice professional behaviour.

Schedule

The timetable of this course can be found in uSis

Method of teaching

Lectures

  • Number of lectures: 7 (online)

  • Names of lecturers: Prof. dr. J.A.A. Adriaanse

  • Lectures are taught in English.

Seminars ("werkgroepen")

  • Number of seminars: 7 (online)

  • includes multiple individual assignments

  • Names of instructors: Prof. dr. J.A.A. Adriaanse

  • Seminars are taught in English.

Assessment

  • The course will result in a final, written exam and an assignment. The exam grade will count for 40% of the final grade. The individual assignments will count for 60%.

  • In order to pass the course, it is required to pass the exam with a minimum grade of 5,5. The grades for the assignments will remain valid for 2 academic years.

Areas to be tested within the exam
All the content of the lectures is part of the examination, together with the compulsory study materials indicated on Brightspace and the course manual.

Regulation retake passed exams
In this course it is possible to retake an exam that has been passed (cf. art. 4.1.8.1 and further of the Course and Examination Regulations), on the condition that this course is included in the compulsory components of the degree program. Students who have passed the exam may retake the final written assessment (test) of the course if they meet certain requirements. To retake a passed exam, students need to ask the Student Administration Office (OIC) for permission. For more information, go to 'course and exam enrollment' > 'permission for retaking a passed exam' on the student website.

Literature

Obligatory course materials

Literature:

  • Will be announced on Brightspace.

Course information guide

  • Will be announced on Brightspace.

Reader

  • Will be announced on Brightspace.

Enrollment

Through uSis.

Contact

  • Coordinator: Prof. J.A.A. Adriaanse;

  • Address: Steenschuur 25 te Leiden (B2.28);

  • Availability: Monday to Friday 09.00-17.00 h;

  • Phonenumber: 071- 527 7752;

  • E-mail: j.a.a.adriaanse@law.leidenuniv.nl.

Department

  • Institute: Tax Law and Economics;

  • Department of Business Studies;

  • Address secretarial: Steenschuur 25 in Leiden (B2.26);

  • Opening hours: Every workday (except for Wednesday) 9.00 - 17.00 h;

  • Telephone secretarial office: 071 527 7851;

  • Email: bedrijfswetenschappen@law.leidenuniv.nl.

Remarks

None.