E-Learning Course: Corporate Governance (Library of 9 courses)

  • ID: 3001318
  • Training
  • Region: Global
  • KESDEE Inc
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Corporate governance deals with the complex set of relationships between the corporation and its board of directors, management, shareholders, and other stakeholders. In the recent years, the regulators and legislators have intensified their focus on how businesses are being run. They are endeavoring to create a template for new corporate governance and disclosure measures, which is beneficial for both the stakeholders and controllers.

Learning Objective:

- Adopt the appropriate mechanism for effective governance
- Value the shareholder and stakeholder rights and responsibilities
- Adhere to sound principles of direction and management
- Understand the significance of audit committee, its composition and responsibilities
- Implement best practices on corporate management

Target Audience

Every professional involved in the global financial services industry (as a provider, user, regulator or advisor of product/services, marketplace/exchange) would benefit from KESDEE’s innovative solutions.

Supervisory Agencies
Central Banks
Financial Institutions
Commercial Banks
Investment Banks
Housing Societies/Thrifts
Mutual Funds
Brokerage Houses
Stock Exchanges
Derivatives Exchanges
Insurance Companies
Multinational Corporations
Accountancy Firms
Consultancy Firms
Law Firms
Rating Agencies
Multi-lateral Financial Institutions
Others
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1. Overview
This course is a curtain raiser to the corporate governance course group. It helps the user understand:

Basics of corporate governance including its meaning
Relationship of corporate governance with competition, reputation and responsibility
Advantages of incorporating good corporate practices
Issues that advance the scope of corporate governance

2. Models and Mechanisms
This course identifies different models and mechanisms of corporate governance prevailing in different countries.Topics covered include:

Anglo-American shareholder wealth maximization model
Corporate wealth maximization model
Shareholder, Stakeholder and Political models
Japanese model
German model
The role of mechanisms in protecting the shareholders interest

3. Shareholders and Stakeholders
This course expounds the investor?s rights and responsibilities in ensuring smooth functioning of the corporate arrangement. It helps the user understand:

Corporate management and the exclusion of shareholders for justifiable reasons
Shareholder rights and responsibilities towards the corporation
The significance of ensuring stakeholders rights

4. Board of Directors
This course distinguishes the different board structures followed by various corporations. It helps the user understand:

Different modes of board selection and evaluation
The position and responsibility of the board vis-?-vis management
Composition and duties of various board committees

5. Audit Committee
This course, based on the Blue Ribbon Committee Report, deals with the audit committee of the board. It helps the user understand:

The importance of audit committee in the scrutiny of corporation?s audit and incidental matters
The organization of audit committee, its responsibilities and its relationship with auditors and management of the corporation

6. Banking Corporate Governance
This course, based on the Basel Committee Recommendations for enhancing banking transparency, deals with corporate governance in banking sector.Topics covered include:

Sound corporate governance practices for banks
Role of public disclosure in promoting safety and soundness in banking

7. Corporate Scandals
This course is based on the case studies of companies such as General Motors, American Express, Enron and WorldCom. It helps the user understand:

The manner in which the directors exercise their fiduciary duties while the management runs the day-to-day business
Instances of abuse of power and authority by the persons who are bestowed with the same
Reasons for the bankruptcy of the leading corporate entities

8. Best Practices
This course depicts the best practices vis-?-vis Infosys Technologies and Sony. It also enumerates a list of best boards as evaluated by a leading group. It elaborates on:

Board and management structure of Infosys Technologies, a success story in software technology

9. Corporate Responsibility
This course summarizes the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 and the consequent regulations including the UK Corporate Responsibility Act 2002. It helps the user understand:

Regulatory measures to plug fraudulent accounting practices
Organization of regulatory bodies
Other regulatory measures relevant to good corporate governance

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