Netherlands, Utrecht

Law and Economics: Corporate Governance after the Financial Crisis and Mergers and Acquisitions.

when 18 July 2016 - 29 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 1630

During the first part of this course we will deal with the underlying causes of the financial crisis which were partly attributed to failures and weaknesses in corporate governance arrangements. Measures have been taken in order to stimulate boards and shareholders to pursue long-term strategies.
We will deal with the question whether these measures will work out and will prevent short-termism and excessive risk taking, both from an economic and a legal perspective.
In the second part of this course we will deal with the economic, legal and financial aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions.
This course aims to increase the understanding of merger dynamics, determinants, effects and merger policy. Is M&A a means to consolidate and expand the market position and to increase efficiency? We will explore the ?merger paradox? extensively and we will participate in a negotiation training workshop following the Harvard Principled Negotiation method.

This special track consists of:
Key Issues of Corporate Governance
Understanding and Managing Mergers and Acquisitions

Course leader

Prof. dr. Wilco J. Oostwouder and Prof. dr. E.J.J. Schenk

Target group

Ambitious bachelor students (from economics, management, business, or law backgrounds) who are keen to know more about Key Issues of Corporate Governance and who are keen to appreciate a multidisciplinary and interactive approach to M&A.

Course aim

To give advanced bachelor students (from economics, management, business and law backgrounds) an insight into the backgrounds and developments of Key Issues of Corporate governance and into the economic causes and effects of M&A.

Fee info

EUR 1630: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 1280: Course + course materials

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