Course Catalog and Schedule



Thought Leadership Seminar (FINC-484-5)
0.50 Credit
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Description:
Contemporary Issues in Business and Society (FINC-484-5)

This seminar will use a roundtable discussion format to facilitate an in-depth exploration of current issues in corporate governance and finance, and how they affect and are influenced by society. Our sessions will focus on a combination of predetermined topics and ones chosen by students from the current events of the week. We will begin by debating a central question in corporate governance: should creating value for shareholders be the firm’s first priority? The seminar will also discuss major issues such as corporate decisions to lay off employees, public policies aimed at achieving gender parity in corporate boardrooms, the growth of executive compensation, and the rise in the top one percent (all topics are subject to change). Source materials will include a combination of business cases, recent academic research, and news articles from the popular press.

Prerequisites:
All Students: (FINC-440-0 OR FINC-431-0 OR FINC-441-0)

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Academic Year Term   Session Course ID Title Sec ID   Credits Syl Instructor Times Campus Location Mand 1st Exam
2016-2017 Winter 2017 1st Five Weeks FINC-484-5 Thought Leadership Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Business and Society 61 0.50 Matsa, David A. Tue/Fri 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Evanston Jacobs (372) Y Confirm final deliverable with professor and syllabus.
2016-2017 Winter 2017 1st Five Weeks FINC-484-5 Thought Leadership Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Business and Society 62 0.50 Matsa, David A. Tue/Fri 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Evanston Jacobs (372) Y Confirm final deliverable with professor and syllabus.