Corporate Governance Education: An Analysis of Existing Syllabi

The IUP Journal of Governance and Public Policy, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 62-91, 2011

Posted: 17 Feb 2012

See all articles by Zabihollah Rezaee

Zabihollah Rezaee

University of Memphis - School of Accountancy

Ran Zhang

Guanghua School of Management

Shahriar M. Saadullah

University of Memphis - Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Douglas E. Ziegenfuss

Old Dominion University - Strome College of Business

Date Written: March 16, 2011

Abstract

This study examines the extent to which business schools worldwide are integrating Corporate Governance Education (CGE) into their curricula and presents pedagogical suggestions for curriculum design of CGE. A study of 90 academic syllabi from courses taught at Business or Law Schools located throughout the world provides evidence regarding: (1) the scope and nature of CGE; (2) educational approaches to CGE; (3) corporate governance topics that could be taught as part of CGE; and (4) methods of coverage of CGE. In general, the content of courses was linked to the corporate culture of the country in which the school was located. The CGE issues addressed in this study should help business and law schools design curricula to prepare students for the challenges awaiting them in the area of emerging global corporate governance.

Keywords: Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Education, Regulatory Reforms, Curriculum Design

Suggested Citation

Rezaee, Zabihollah and Zhang, Ran and Saadullah, Shahriar M. and Ziegenfuss, Douglas E., Corporate Governance Education: An Analysis of Existing Syllabi (March 16, 2011). The IUP Journal of Governance and Public Policy, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 62-91, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2006400

Zabihollah Rezaee (Contact Author)

University of Memphis - School of Accountancy ( email )

Fogelman College of Business and Economics
Memphis, TN 38152-6460
United States
901-678-4652 (Phone)

Ran Zhang

Guanghua School of Management ( email )

Beijing, 100871
China
86-10-62756911 (Phone)

Shahriar M. Saadullah

University of Memphis - Fogelman College of Business and Economics ( email )

Memphis, TN 38152
United States

Douglas E. Ziegenfuss

Old Dominion University - Strome College of Business ( email )

Norfolk, VA 23529
United States

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