Master degree in Law. This course is part of the Advanced Master Law and Finance.
This course will introduce students to the general principles of corporate governance and the role that corporate governance plays in the financial sector. It thus combines and builds on much of the material covered in other courses within the Law & Finance programme.
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 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 aims to provide students with the tools to create their own view on corporate governance practices, on sustainability, and on ethics. During the course students will have the opportunity to compare the approach of different jurisdictions on corporate governance, in general and 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 are able to discuss, critically assess, and reach their own independent view on corporate governance (including key elements, development over time, different theories, and the shareholder stakeholder dichotomy), both in general and in the financial sector specifically;
Students are able to present the corporate governance approach of their own jurisdiction, either alone or in a team.
Students are able to discuss, critically assess, and reach their own independent view on ethical issues within the financial sector;
Students are able to discuss, critically assess, and reach their own independent view on sustainability, in particular on sustainable finance and ESG factors, reporting, and ratings;
Students are able to host a discussion forum on selected topics of corporate governance.
Mode of instruction
Lectures and seminars will be held in a weekly schedule in a classroom setting with mandatory class attendance. Only when required by government regulation or decided by the Programme Board, teaching will be conducted in an online setting.
Lectures & Seminars
Number of (2 hour) lectures & seminars: 10
Names of lecturers: Prof Rogier Raas and Ebbe Rogge M.Sc. M.A. LL.M. Ph.D.
Required preparation by students: reading of prescribed materials, preparation of case studies and any other assignments.
Oral presentation: 30%
Final exam: 70%
The final grade, on the scale from 1 (poor) to 10 (outstanding), for the course is established by determining the weighted average of the oral presentation and final exam and rounded to full grades. Grade 6 (5.5 rounded) is a pass.
Students are required to deliver a 15 minute presentation on an assigned topic which is part of the relevant subject discussed during the course. The oral presentation cannot be retaken. The presentation needs to be submitted through Brightspace in suitable format. Depending on the number of students this setup, format etc. may vary in order to facilitate the discussions during the seminars.
The final exam will cover all the material delivered during the lectures and the seminars.
Further information about the oral presentation and the exam will be communicated to students through Brightspace at the start of the course.
The Course Booklet, Lecture Slides, as well as most of the required & recommended reading material will available to be downloaded from Brightspace.
For this course, required and recommended reading will be contained in the Course Booklet, as well as the Lecture Slides. The Course Booklet, Lecture Slides, as well as most of the required & recommended reading material will available to be downloaded from Brightspace.
Ebbe Rogge M.Sc. M.A. LL.M. Ph.D.
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Ms. Orsolya Kalsbeek-Bagdi
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Should there be any future changes of the Covid 19 virus which may impinge our teaching and assessment, these could necessitate modification of the course descriptions after 1 September. This will only happen in the event of strict necessity and the interests of the students will be taken into account. Should there be a need for any change during the course, this will be informed to all students on a timely basis. Modifications after 1 September 2022 may only be done with the approval and consent of the Faculty Board and Programme Director.