Managing Firms for Shareholders and Society: Thought Leadership Seminar (FINC-484-5)
0.50 Credit
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Description:
This course will use a roundtable discussion format to facilitate an in-depth exploration of shareholder capitalism and its effects on society. Drawing on business and legal cases, academic research, and news articles from the popular press, we will begin by debating a central question in corporate governance: should creating value for shareholders be the firm's only objective? The class will explore major business and societal issues such as corporate decisions to lay off employees, gender diversity in corporate leadership, and growing inequality. Students will also lead discussions about topics they choose from the current events of the week. Class sessions consist almost entirely of class discussion with no lectures from the professor. Assignments include homework due before each class session, group work, and a final paper.

Prerequisites:
Full-Time: (FINC-440-0 OR FINC-431-0)
E&W: (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
2019-2020 Fall 2019 10 Weeks FINC-484-5 Managing Firms for Shareholders and Society: Thought Leadership Seminar: Preterm Format 31 0.50 Matsa, David A. Mon-Fri 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Evanston Global Hub (2430A) Y Confirm final deliverables with professor and syllabus.
2019-2020 Fall 2019 10 Weeks FINC-484-5 Managing Firms for Shareholders and Society: Thought Leadership Seminar: Preterm Format 32 0.50 Matsa, David A. Mon-Fri 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Evanston Global Hub (2430A) Y Confirm final deliverables with professor and syllabus.