Corporate Governance OpenCourseWare: The Open University's Free Undergraduate Corporate Governance Course

Published Feb 08, 2009

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'Influences on Corporate Governance,' an OpenCourseWare project by the Open University, explores what corporate governance is, problems it's designed to handle and the driving forces behind it. This class would be particularly useful for individuals interested in or currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration.

Influences on Corporate Governance: Course Specifics

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Influences on Corporate Governance: Course Description

Corporate governance is a term of increasingly common usage in the business world. It is defined as a system that guides and manages the way in which a company operates. Through this OpenCourseWare, students learn about the various roles governance might play in a corporate setting and other, broader definitions that may describe it. They also explore why these systems are created and what forces drive them. Additionally, students examine examples of governance failures in real corporations and why those failures occurred. The course also reviews shareholder activism and rating agencies. This is a 6-hour class.

'Influences on Corporate Governance' consists of outline notes, online activities and a student discussion forum. To access this free, online course, visit the corporate governance course page.

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