Course Details

Managing Firms for Shareholders and Society: Thought Leadership Seminar
FINC-484-5
Previously Known as FINC-484-A
0.5 CR
Elective
PASS / NO CREDIT
Yes (may vary by section)
DESCRIPTION
This course will use a roundtable discussion format to facilitate an in-depth exploration of shareholder capitalism and its effects on society. Drawing on business and legal cases, academic research, and news articles from the popular press, we will begin by debating a central question in corporate governance: should creating value for shareholders be the firm's only objective? The class will explore major business and societal issues such as corporate decisions to lay off employees, gender diversity in corporate leadership, and growing inequality. Students will also lead discussions about topics they choose from the current events of the week. Class sessions consist almost entirely of class discussion with no lectures from the professor. Assignments include homework due before each class session, group work, and a final paper.
TRACKS
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Pathway
Energy and Sustainability Pathway
Finance Major
Social Impact Pathway - Policy
SCHEDULE SUMMARY
Fall 2022
Winter 2023
CH
EV
CH
EV

CH (Chicago)
EV (Evanston)
DayTime
Evening
Saturdays
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PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites:
All Students: (FINC-431-0 OR FINC-435-0 OR FINC-440-0)