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Corporate Governance

Corporate governance deals with how the suppliers of capital ensure that corporate managers make efficient use of that capital and provide investors with a return commensurate with the risk of the investment. Better governance lowers the cost of capital and leads to greater financial development and higher economic growth. Consequently, countries are searching for the set of governance practices, rules and regulations that will most effectively promote economic development.

This course will study the main corporate governance mechanisms, such as, legal and regulatory protection, the market for corporate control, ownership structure, executive compensation policies and practices, the board of directors, and shareholder activism. We will analyze how corporate governance practices differ across countries and how they relate to firm value and the development of capital markets. 

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

A Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Administration or a related degree.  

General:

Exchange Students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about admission here.

Lecturer

Tatyana Sokolyk

tsokolyk@brocku.ca 

Academic profile

 

Dr. Tatyana Sokolyk is associate professor at Goodman School of Business, Brock University. Her research interests include corporate governance, entrepreneurial finance, and international investments.