International Corporate Governance
Area of Study
Accounting, Business, Business Management, Finance, Financial Management
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCorporate governance is fundamental to the existence and growth of public corporations as it encompasses the mechanisms which help suppliers of finance assure themselves of getting a return on their investment. Its practical importance is also evident in the recent mega corporate collapses around the world.This course analyses how different governance mechanisms prevent managerial self-dealing, protect minority shareholders and add value to corporations. Specific topics include: directors responsibilities, board structure; regulations; auditing; executive compensation; financial ownership and control; shareholder activism; hostile takeovers and defence mechanisms; and the difference in governance systems in the US, UK, Australia, Japan, Germany and some Asian countries.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.