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Managing Firms for Shareholders and Society: Thought Leadership Seminar (FINC-484-5)
0.50 Credit
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Description:
Managing Firms for Shareholders and Society: Thought Leadership Seminar (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
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.