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Turnaround Management and Bankruptcy Law (Campus The Hague)

Course
2021-2022

Admission requirments

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.

Course objectives

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.

Timetable

The timetable of this course can be found in uSis.

Mode of instruction

Lectures

  • Number of lectures: 7

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

  • Lectures are taught in English.

Seminars ("werkgroepen")

  • Number of seminars: 7

  • includes multiple individual assignments

  • Names of instructors: R.K. Kemp

  • Seminars are taught in English.

Note: this is a blended learning course.

Assessment method

  • 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.

Reading list

Obligatory course materials

Literature:

  • Will be announced on Brightspace.

Course information guide

  • Will be announced on Brightspace.

Reader

  • Will be announced on Brightspace.

Registration

Students have to register for the lectures and working groups through uSis. With this registration you have access to the digital learning environment of this course in Brightspace. You may register up to 5 calendar days before the first teaching session begins.

Students have to register for exams and retakes through uSis. With this registration you also have access to the digital learning environment of this course in Brightspace You may register up to 10 calendar days before the exam or retake.

Contact information

  • 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.

Institution/division

  • 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.