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2010/2011  KAN-IBS_IB43  International Corporate Governance

English Title
International Corporate Governance

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Course Period First Quarter
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course Coordinator
Steen Thomsen
Main Category of the Course
  • Economics, macro economics and managerial economics
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
Students get an introduction to corporate governance theories, mechanisms and systems. They learn to review the corporate governance systems of nations and companies based on analysis of governance mechanisms like company law, ownership, boards and incentives, and how they may influence company performance.
The course builds on and extends a basic undergraduate understanding of management, strategy, accounting, law and finance.
Exam Period April and May/June
Individual exam; 48-hour case (max. 5 A4 pages per student). The exam is internal and is graded by teacher or another internal examiner, cf. the General Degree Regulation § 25, S. (1) no.1. The regular exam takes place in March/April 2010. Make-up/ re-exam takes place in June 2011
Prerequisites for Attending the Exam
Course Content

Corporate Governance can be defined as the “operating system” for company managers. Governance in this sense includes company law, ownership structure, boards and management incentives. As governance differs from company to company and from country to country, international managers need a professional understanding of these differences. The course introduces students to the mechanisms of governance in different systems such as the US, Japan, Germany, and Scandinavia. The course covers the mechanisms of governance and comparative systems of governance.


Thomsen, Steen (2008). An introduction to Corporate Governance. DJØF. Copenhagen.
(Supplemented by additional readings uploaded on Sitescape).