Netherlands, Utrecht (NL)

Law and Economics: key issues of Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions.

when 20 July 2015 - 31 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 1620

Corporations and Mergers and Acquisitions provide excellent case studies for Law & Economics. This special track deals with these two subjects. This is a very suitable course for students who are keen to appreciate an international, non-mainstream, multidisciplinary and interactive approach to Corporate Governance and M&A.

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.

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.

Credits info

3 ECTS
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 1620: Course + course materials + housing


The course fee include two books:
"Principles and Issues" by Donald Nordberg"- London 2011
“Creating Value from mergers and Acquisitions” by Sudi Sudarsasam - 2010.
EUR 1280: Course + course materials

Scholarships

Students coming from Utrecht University partner universities can apply for a 10% discount.

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