European Corporate Governance (in English)

llsms2018  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

European Corporate Governance (in English)
In view of the health context linked to the spread of the coronavirus, the methods of organisation and evaluation of the learning units could be adapted in different situations; these possible new methods have been - or will be - communicated by the teachers to the students.
5 credits
30.0 h
Q1
Language
English
Main themes
The main themes adressed are :
  • The different corporate governance frameworks and mechanisms
  • the distinctive feautures of the European governance systems in comparison with other systems
  • Europe's practices, codes and models of corporate governance
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

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During their programme, students of the LSM Master¿s in management or Master¿s in Business engineering will have developed the following capabilities¿

CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

  • Decide and act responsibly,  while taking into account the social, economic and environmental sometimes antinomic, outcomes in the short, medium and long term, for the various stakeholders.

KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING

  • Activate and apply the acquired knowledge accordingly to solve a problem.

WORK EFFECTIVELY IN AN INTERNATIONAL AND MULTICULTURAL ENVIRONMENT

  • Position and understand the functioning of an organization, in its local and international socio-economic dimensions and identify the associated strategic issues and operational decisions.

TEAMWORK AND LEADERSHIP

  • Work in a team :Join in and collaborate with team members. Be open and take into consideration the different points of view and ways of thinking, manage differences and conflicts constructively, accept diversity.

COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

  • Express a clear and structured message, both orally and in writing in their mother tongue, in English and ideally, in a third language, adapted to the audience and using context specific communication standards.

 

 

 

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Content
  1. Corporate governance: definition and models -
  • Corporate governance definition -
  • Agency theory versus stakeholder theory -
  • External and internal factors influencing Corporate Governance -
  • Anglo-Saxon model and European continental model of Corporate Governance
II. EU Corporate Governance Framework
III. One tier board and two tier board systems -
  • One tier board
  • Two tier board
  • Presentation of the situation in various jurisdiction
IV. Institutional investors -
  • Shareholders vs investors
  • Various types of shareholders
  • Shareholder’s activism -
  • Voting practices of institutional investors
V. Transparency -
  • Communication and Corporate Governance -
  • Internal control and Corporate Governance -
  • Auditing and Corporate Governance
VI. Comparison of corporate governance systems between European countries
VII. Enron, Parmalat, VW – Lessons to be learned
VIII. Ethics, governance and the law – Prevention and prohibition of market abuse
Teaching methods
In-class activities -
  • Lectures and group presentations
At home activities -
  • Readings to prepare the lecture -
  • Paper work -
  • Students presentation
Evaluation methods
Continuous evaluation (30%)
  • Type of evaluation: Group work presentation during the semester. The evaluation takes into account  the group work  and the individual presentation
Evaluation week (30%)
  • Written test during the semester
Examination session (40%)
  • Oral in January
For the second session ( for students that failed in january) students will only present the oral exam that accounts for 40%. The 60% of continuous evaluation and written evaluation stays unchanged.
Other information
Internationalisation
  • international content
  • international case study
Corporate features
  • case study
  • corporate guest
Online resources
http://moodleuclouvain.be/claroline/course/index.php?cid=LSMS2018
Bibliography
Provided during the class
Teaching materials
  • Slides will be posted on the course's moodle.
  • Slides will be posted on the course's moodle.
  • Slides will be posted on the course's moodle.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] en études européennes
5

Master [120] en sciences de gestion
5

Master [120] en sciences de gestion
5

Master de spécialisation en entreprises et politiques économiques européennes