The Governance Basics course does not require much prior knowledge and is designed to be easily digestible. Several video clips and a short learning review at the end of each chapter make for a varied course design.
Subsequently, we look into the question of what Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) means and how it is or should be structured in terms of content. Good corporate governance is also measured by the structure of the management and the supervisory board, as well as remuneration. In detail, we will look at why independence and diversity are important for a thriving company.
An element flanking governance is risk management and compliance. We devote as much attention to this complex as to the area of internal and external audit. The course concludes with a look at the annual general meeting and its protagonists.
190,50 € plus VAT
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- Forms of Business Ownership
- Separation of Ownership and Control
- Can Shareholders Influence Managers?
- An Integrated System of Governance
- International Monitoring
- The Governance Concept
- Understand the rationale behind various national and international codes of corporate governance
- Contrast the different national approaches to improving corporate governance
- Critically review the effectiveness of corporate governance codes
- Assess whether cross-country regulatory changes will bring about convergence of national systems
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- What responsibilities does business have?
- What responsibilities does investors have?
- Increasing demands for CSR reporting
- EU Directive 2014/95/EU
- Reporting Initiatives
- Empirical Examples of CSR
- Board of Directors
- Board Responsibilities
- Nominations Process
- Board Composition
- Board Committees
- Board Evaluation
- Conflict of Interest
- Related Party Transactions
- Further Challenges
- To be aware of the main features of the directors’ remuneration debate
- To know the key elements of directors’ remuneration
- To assess the role of the remuneration committee in setting directors’ remuneration
- To understand the different measures that can be used to link directors’ remuneration with performance
- To know the disclosure requirements for directors’ remuneration
- To be aware of possible ways of evaluating directors
- The global financial crisis: a new emphasis on corporate risk
- Levels of risk – the concept of enterprise risk management
- Responsibility for risk profiling, risk strategy, risk policy, and risk supervision
- Identifying types of risk
- Accounting functions
- Problems that may occur in accounting
- Accounting oversight
- The changing role of accounting—managing earnings
- From manipulation to fraud
- Auditors as consultants
- International perspective
- Institutional Investors and Activists
- Investor Governance
- Fiduciciary Responsibility of Investors
- Influence of Investors
- Shareholder Rights
- Shareholder Engagement
- Governance Research Services
- Proxy Advisor
- General Agenda and Material
- Forms of Shareholder Engagement
- Voting Challenges
- Special: COVID 19
The course is purely online. It is offered as a classroom course at the University of Angers/France and the dual university in Karlsruhe, among others.
The course language is ENGLISH. Accordingly, all materials are available in English only.
The target group is future employees in the following areas: Investor relations, compliance, risk management, internal and external audit, proxy advisor, proxy solicitor, asset management, law firms related to the capital market, supervisory board members.