Classes & Research on Corporate Governance

I teach a class twice a year on Corporate Accountability (shareholder proposals and more) with several guest speakers. Here is an out-dated announcement. The class is offered through the Renaissance Society, an extension program of California State University, Sacramento. The class is held on Zoom, so can be taken from anywhere with a good internet connection. The next class begins in September 2021. Registration begins in mid-August. If interested, you can email me at and I can keep you posted.

The following is a listing of classes and programs on corporate governance which have come to our attention. Please let us know about other programs and dead links. See also, our list of corporate governance centers. Google search of scholarly articles.

Academic Research on Activist Investing (The Activist Investor)

Babson College – Giving Voice to Values

Baruch College – Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity

Columbia University – executive education

The Conference Board Governance Center®facilitates small groups of prominent senior executives from companies, investors, and advisors for confidential discussions of key issues.

Corporate Governance for the 99% – How I got tired of dealing with the symptoms of bad corporate governance and five steps you can take to improve our situation. PowerPoint download: CorpGov99% (still working on link CorpGov99%ch1.pdf).

Deloitte – Board Evaluations, Education and Development

University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s corporate governance page and accompanying blog, The Race to the Bottom.

Directors’ Consortium – a joint offering by The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Stanford Law School, and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Edinburgh Business School – many classes online

Foundation for Governance Research and Education – UK

Harvard Corporate Governance ProgramsCorporate Governance Articles, all HBS web

Indiana University – Institute for Corporate Governance

Influences on corporate governanceThe Open University (free) – UK

Institute of Directors in Ireland

John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, Lerner College of Business & Economics, University of Delaware

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) All Events Calendar.

New York Institute of Finance – many courses online

Certificate in Ethics and Corporate Governance (New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Corporate Governance Director Program

Northwester University – Kellogg Governance Programs

Norwich University’s online MBA program previously included a segment on business ethics designed by CorpGov.Net publisher James McRitchie.

University of Pennsylvania – While it isn’t specific to corporate governance, Knowledge@Wharton High School often touches the subject. Rare for high school.

Rasmussen College‘s infographics on corporate taxes and tax fraud.

RI Academy – Courses are delivered online

San Diego State University – Corporate Governance Institute (CGI)

Silicon Valley Directors Exchange (SVDX) – educational programs, often in conjunction with Rock Center for Corporate Governance

Social Science Research Network – search corporate governance, CEO pay, and other terms

Stanford University – Graduate School of Business, Corporate Governance Programsearch casesMaster of Laws (LLM) in Corporate Governance & Practice – Rock Center for Corporate Governance

Stern School of Business at New York University. search “corporate governance”

University of Toronto, Rotman, Directors Education Program (DEP), Canada

Tulane University certificate in Corporate Governance

York University, Professor Richard W. Leblanc.

Virtual Chancery Court is a law school course designed to provide students with insights into the judicial decision making process and the substantive law governing battles for control of corporations. The title of the course alludes to the Delaware Court of Chancery, which is widely regarded as the nation’s premier court on matters of corporate law. The course has been developed by Professor D. Gordon Smith of Lewis & Clark Law School and Professor Lawrence A. Hamermesh of Widener University School of Law (Delaware Campus), both of whom are Delaware lawyers.

UCLA Anderson School of Management is hosting the Director Training and Certification Program.  Designed for executives, and officers of private and public companies, the program covers every aspect of being a successful corporate director, including SEC regulations, FASB considerations, NYSE rules, and current best practices in corporate governance. For information go on the web to Director Training and Certification Program.

Wharton Executive Education: Corporate Governance


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