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Course Code: 
ATD 477
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
7
Prerequisite Courses: 
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
This course aims to introduce students to: theories of corporate governance and the practical means of regulating and controlling companies. the notion of corporate social responsibility to stakeholders and the major ethical issues that challenge businesses in the global marketplace.
Course Content: 

This course examines the theoretical and practical issues involved in the direction and control of companies. It begins by considering the theories upon which corporate governance and corporate social responsibility models are based, particularly agency theory, transaction cost economics, and stakeholder theory. It then reviews some of the most spectacular failures of governance mechanisms in recent years which led to the development of codes of best practice in different national settings. We then discuss governance issues in SMEs and family businesses. Subsequent sessions examine ethical issues, social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and corporate citizenship.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Simulation, 5: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing B: Presentation, C: Homework, D: Project, E: Laboratory

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Course Learning Outcomes

 COURSE’S LEARNING OUTCOMES Program 
Learning Outcomes
Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Critically discuss the theories which have influenced the development of different corporate governance systems and corporate social responsibility models. 1, 4, 7, 10, 18 1, 2, 3, 5 A, B, C, D
Explain and analyze the key responsibilities of directors. 1, 2, 4, 7, 10, 13, 18 1, 2, 3, 5 A, B, C, D
To understand that the best way of implementing corporate governance is being transparent to the stakeholders and to analyse how to promote this transparency.  1, 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 18 1, 2, 3, 5 A, B, C, D
Critically evaluate the ethical issues and problems that might arise in an organisation’s dealings with its suppliers and competitors: e.g. environmental sustainability, ethical sourcing, fair trade and bribery. 1, 4, 8, 9, 13, 2, 5, 7,10, 14 1, 2, 3, 5 A, B, C, D
Critically evaluate the ethical issues and problems that might arise in an organisation’s dealings with its suppliers and competitors: e.g. environmental sustainability, ethical sourcing, fair trade and bribery. 1, 4, 8, 9, 13, 2, 5, 7,10, 14 1, 2, 3, 5 A, B, C, D

 

Course Flow

Week  COURSE PLAN Readings/Assignments
1 Introduction to the Corporation and Corporate Governance   
2 The Internal and External Institutions of Corporate Governance  Case analysis: Denizbank

 

3 The Internal and External Institutions of Corporate Governance  Case analysis: Denizbank

 

4 The Internal and External Institutions of Corporate Governance  Case analysis: Denizbank

 

5 The Agency Problem in Corporate Governance. Accountability of Managers and Stockholders Film: Enron
6 The Agency Problem in Corporate Governance. Accountability of Managers and Stockholders Film: Enron
7 Mid-term Exam  
8 Standards Setting, Best Practices and Corporate Governance Reform Film: Inside Job
9 Standards Setting, Best Practices and Corporate Governance Reform Film: Inside Job
10 Corporate Governance in Small Businesses and Family Firms TBA
11 Corporate Governance in Small Businesses and Family Firms TBA
12 Social Responsibility & Business Ethics  
13 Social Responsibility & Business Ethics  
14 Course wrap-up, review and discussion  

 

Recommended Sources

Recommended Sources
Textbook Larcker, D., Tayan, P. (2016).  Corporate Governance Matters: A Closer Look at Organizational Choices and Their Consequences, 2nd Edition. Prearson.
Additional Resources Film: Enron, Film:The Corporation, Film: The Inside Job

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents  x
Assignments  x
Exams  x

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES Number Percentage
Mid-terms 2 30
Final 1 40
Assignments, Case analyses, Article Reviews 3 25
Attendance & Participation 4 5
Total Workload   100
Contribution of Final Exam Examination to Overall Grade   40
Contribution of In-Term Examination to Overall Grade   60
Total   100

 

Course Category Expertise/Field Courses

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES
No Programme Learning Outcomes  Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Gaining knowledge of business terms and applying these to institutions and business administrations. With this knowledge being able to analyze problems, and come up with creative solutions.        x  
2 Commenting on the effects of social behavior, personality and organizational culture at the global level.  x        
3 Applying knowledge acquired in the field.  x        
4 Review of the economic and legal problems of organizations, and application of creative solutions.          x
5 Being able to correctly investigate and interpret government policy effects on foreign trade.          
6 Analyzing global order economically and politically, additionally, being able to analyze the geographical effects of this perspective.          
7 In organizational analysis being able to plot unethical situations in advance and prevent them from occurring, also gaining the ability to apply these traits in functional areas.        x  
8 Analyzing the big economies of the world and apprehending the dimension in which the value added is created for multi- national and financial firms.  x        
9 Presenting international marketing bases and gaining the necessary traits to become a brand and develop better communication strategies.     x    
10 To provide management, control and decision-making abilities and to use these in social and professional relationships.        x  
11 Assessment of countries’ international economic policies on the bases of regional and foreign policies.          
12 Understanding of statistical data, being able to implement and                complete projects based on this data.                                                                x        
13 In the process of collecting and analyzing data, under the guidance of social responsibility, understanding ethical principles and knowing how to implement them.                                                                                                 x      
14 Using the projects generated for the betterment of society and sharing them with sensitivity.  x        
15 Being able to take and implement strategic decisions on issues generated by cross cultural differences in international trade. x        
16 Being able to analyze Turkey’s foreign policies and added value within the perspective of international relationships. Gaining the ability to interpret international and supra-national politics.          
17 Gaining the ability to apply the learned concepts in computer environment and to be able to detect and analyze their functional values.          
18 Gaining a fair understanding of national and international markets and having the skills to analyze the consumer affects in a common market. Being able to identify the right consumers.  x        

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Workload(Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 15x Total course hours) 15 3 45
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 15 4 60
Mid-terms 2 15 30
Quizzes      
Homework 1 20 20
Final 1 15 15
Total Workload     170
Total Workload / 25 hour     6.8
ECTS Credit of the Course     7