Corporate Governance


First Session October 20th 2015, Kackertstrasse 7, Room B037


This course provides an introduction to corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. This involves exploring the role of moral values, external institutions, internal structures, incentive systems and organizational culture as important means to guide managerial behaviour. As part of this course, participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with both empirical research and current debates in the field of corporate governance.

Classroom sessions will comprise a mixture of traditional lectures, paper discussions and student presentations or debates. Please note, that a detailed course outline and reading list will be made available in L2P ahead of the first session.

Teaching Objectives

After participating in this course, students should be in a position to:

  1. understand and critically discuss key concepts in the area of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility,
  2. understand and critically discuss state-of-the-art research papers in the field of corporate governance,
  3. engage in key debates that shape the field of corporate governance, and
  4. reflect upon the manifold responsibilities of organizations in society


  • Solid command of English.
  • Willingness to engage in preparatory readings of case studies and/or research papers.
  • Exchange and Erasmus students are cordially invited to apply for participation in this course
  • Due to the interactive teaching format, the number of participants is limited to 45.

Further Information

Further information on this course can be obtained on CAMPUS.