This course aims to develop participant’s skills in both understanding and analyzing how firms are controlled and managed, who actually exercise this control on any economic decisions and which mechanisms drive the distribution of the created value among shareholders.
Governance systems are investigated considering the rules that are part of the structure and the daily operations of firms as well as the processes that either direct strategic choices and regulate the implementation of corporate strategy, in order to create value for both shareholders and stakeholders, over time.
The course offers a robust combination of a basic knowledge, useful to develop a conscious approach to governance issues and investigation skills useful to analyze and discuss actual firm’s conditions by the mean of case studies.
The exam consists of a written test both for attending and non-attending students. Students are also allowed to request for an integrative oral exam, that is complementary to the written test. During the examination, students need to be able to correctly discuss the subjects and the cases analyzed during the whole course and show the capability of understanding and solving corporate governance problems.