FACULTY OF BUSINESS

Department of Business Administration

ACC 430 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Corporate Governance Seminar
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ACC 430
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Case Study
Q&A
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives This course is designed to teach the fundamental theories and practice of corporate governance to the students. The course will be provide students an interactive class environment where they will be able to analyze and discuss CG related legal and ethical issues that companies and their stakeholders face. Some of the class dicussions will be devoted on the group projects those will be prepared by the students reflecting different cases from Turkish companies. Thus, the focus will be specifically on the corporate governance issues in emerging markets like Turkey.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Interpret the Corporate Governance principles of OECD.
  • Explain the CG regulation in Turkey.
  • Identify different aspects of CG issues in developed and emerging markets.
  • Describe the difference between corporate governance and management.
  • Discuss the role of Board in sound governance environment.
  • Interpret major international corporate scandals considering CG principles.
  • Improve their written, oral and inter-personal communication skills.
Course Description This course introduces OECD’s corporate governance principles to the students. The topics covered are the role of board of directors, corporate governance mechanisms such as financial reporting and external audit, ownership structures, CG ratings and the need for sound governance to avoid corporate scandals.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to Corporate Governance Chapter 1
2 International Corporate Governance Chapter 2
3 Board of Directors: Duties and Liability Chapter 3
4 Board of Directors: Selection, Compensation, and Removal Chapter 4
5 Board of Directors: Structure and Consequences Chapter 5
6 Strategy, Performance Measurement, and Risk Management Chapter 6
7 Financial Reporting and External Audit Chapter 10
8 Midterm
9 The Market for Corporate Control Chapter 11
10 Institutional Shareholders and Activist Investors Chapter 12
11 Corporate Governance Ratings Chapter 13
12 Presentation of Students’ Projects
13 Presentation of Students’ Projects
14 Presentation of Students’ Projects
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Corporate Governance Matters - A Closer Look at Organizational Choices and Their Consequences, Larcker / Tayan, 2016, Pearson

Suggested Readings/Materials OECD’s Corporate Governance Principles, CG related Turkish Regulation including parts from Commercial Code of Turkey, Capital Markets Law, Banking Law, etc

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
40
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
14
2
28
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
1
20
20
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
8
8
Final Exam
1
10
10
    Total
114

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to solve problems with an analytical and holistic viewpoint in the field of business administration.

X
2

To be able to present the findings and solutions to the business problems in written and oral formats.

X
3

To be able to interpret the application of business and economic concepts, and philosophies at the national and international levels.

4

To be able to use innovative and creative approach for real-life business situations.

5

To be able to demonstrate leadership skills in different business situations.

6

To be able to interpret the reflections of new technologies and softwares to business dynamics.   

7

To be able to integrate knowledge gained in the five areas of business administration (marketing, production, management, accounting, and finance) through a strategic perspective.

8

To be able to act in accordance with the scientific and ethical values in studies related to business administration.

9

To be able to work efficiently and effectively as a team member.

X
10

To be able to have an ethical perspective and social responsiveness when making and evaluating business decisions.

11

To be able to collect data in the area of business administration and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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