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Course Code: 
AFN 218
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Prerequisite Courses: 
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 

To provide a well-rounded understanding of the fundamentals of corporate governance with a focus on assessing the effectiveness and execution of governance roles and responsibilities in an ethical manner.

Course Content: 

Business ethics theory; The relationship between corporate governance and firm value; Corporate culture and ethical leadership; Stakeholders and corporate social responsibility; The conflicts between the managers and the shareholders; The role of the Board of Directors; Assessing the performance of the management; International Corporate Governance

 
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

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1. To understand the importance of business ethics and to be able to conduct rational analysis of events

3, 4, 8, 10

1,2,3,5

A,C

2. To demonstrate an awareness of all areas of governance, and to be able to review common themes

1, 6

1,2,3

A,C

3. To describe the scope of corporate governance, the various issues with which governance is concerned, and how these issues relate to each other

1, 4, 6

1,2,3

A,C

4. To be able to apply best practices in governance

1, 4, 6, 8

1,2,3

A,C

5. To be able to identify the ethical problems the management may face and understand the methodology to deal with them

1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10

1,2,3

A,C

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introduction to Ethical Theory and the Business World

 

2

Philosophical Theories Important in Business Ethics

Class notes

3

Philosophical Theories Important in Business Ethics

Class notes

4

Introduction to Corporate Governance

Textbook Ch. 1

5

Relationship between Corporate Governance and Firm Value

Textbook Ch. 1

6

Corporate Culture, Governance, and Ethical Leadership

Class notes

7

Stakeholders in Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility

Class notes

8

Midterm

 

9

Shareholders and their Goals

Textbook Ch. 2

10

The Role of the Board of Directors: Monitoring

Textbook Ch. 3

11

Assessing the Performance of Management

Textbook Ch. 6

12

Alternative Corporate Governance Models

Textbook Ch. 14

13

International Corporate Governance Systems

Textbook Ch. 2

14

Corporate Governance Ratings and Firm Value

Textbook Ch. 12

15

Final

 
 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Corporate Governance Matters: A Closer Look at Organizational Choices and Their Consequences, 2nd edition, 2016, by Larcker and Tayan

Additional Resources

 

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

Textbook, class notes

Assignments

Homeworks (4 in number)

Exams

 Midterm and Final

 

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

 1

40

Quizzes

 

 

Assignment

 4

60

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

 30

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

 70

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

 

1

To understand the core principles of finance and to be able to apply them both nationally and internationally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

To effectively use contemporary information technologies and up-to-date financial instruments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

To understand the ethics rules and the social responsibility mentality adopted by professional finance organizations and apply them in the decision-making process.

 

 

 

 

X

 

4

To have the necessary background to be able to work in multicultural and multilingual environments.

 

 

 

X

 

 

5

To be informed about markets and the factors affecting them, and to be able to analyze the developments in these markets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

To recognize management tools and models specific to multinational companies and to be able to apply them where necessary.

 

X

 

 

 

 

7

To understand the structure of the global economic system and to be able to analyze how new developments will affect this structure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

To be able to use critical thinking ability in decision making process.

 

 

 

 

X

 

9

To be able to transfer the leadership, teamwork and communication skills acquired to the lifelong learning process.

 

 

 

X

 

 

10

To be able to predict the opportunities and problems that may arise under dynamic working conditions and manage these using analytical and creative approaches.

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

15

3

45

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

15

3

45

Mid-terms

1

10

10

Homework

4

3

12

Final examination

1

20

20

Total Work Load

 

 

132

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

   

5,28

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5