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Thought Leadership Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Finance (FINC-484-A)
0.50 Credit
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Description:
This seminar will facilitate an in-depth exploration of current issues in corporate governance and finance. Each week will focus on a different topic. The first week, we will debate a central question in corporate governance: should shareholder interests be the firm’s first priority? The seminar will also discuss major issues such as executive compensation and the rise in the top one percent, corporate decisions to lay off employees, public policies aimed at achieving gender parity in corporate boardrooms, and the public employee pension crisis (topics subject to change). Source materials will include a combination of business cases, recent academic research, and news articles from the popular press. In part of each weekly session, students will also lead discussions about current news articles that they select.

Prerequisites:
All Students: FINC-440-0 OR FINC-441-0

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Academic Year Term   Course ID Title Sec ID   Credits Syl Instructor Times Campus Location Mand 1st Exam
2013-2014 Spring 2014 FINC-484-A Thought Leadership Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Finance 81 0.50 Matsa, David A. Thu 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM Evanston Jacobs (372) Y