Corporate Strategy and Governance
- Course B.WIWI-BWL.0072 -

Course for Bachelor's degree programs

Brief overview
What? How?
Offering frequency every winter semester
Type of event Lecture and exercise
Recommended prior knowledge none
Type of examination Written exam (90 min)
Credits 6
Teaching format Presence
Prerequisite for participation none
Lecturer Prof. Dr. Michael Wolff

Overview of the most important dates
What? When?
Lecture Tuesdays, 10:00 - 12:00 (24.10.23 to 06.02.24)
Exercise Wednesdays, 16:00 - 18:00
Exam Tuesday the 20.02.24, 10:00 - 12:00


The lecture is divided thematically into five parts: After an introduction to corporate governance in general and the theories behind it, the mechanisms of the supervisory board, the shareholders' meeting/owner and the management board/remuneration systems are examined in turn. In addition, a special focus is placed on current challenges and developments in the field of corporate governance, which is supported by the inclusion of practical examples.

The goals of the exercise are to repeat and deepen the contents of the lecture. Students have the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the topics by solving practical examples and exercise problems. The focus of the exercise is on the following four topics: Characteristics and tasks of the supervisory board, basics regarding owners and ownership structures and their influence on corporate decisions, board structures in theory and their practical classification, and the evaluation and assessment of different compensation systems.

Further information

  • The registration for the exam until 7 days before the exam date on FlexNow
  • Further information and materials for the lecture and exercise can be found on Stud.IP

  • Through the lecture and the exercise, the various corporate governance mechanisms of companies are known and furthermore the interactions among each other.
  • Practical examples can be used to demonstrate facts and argue with theories. In application tasks, it is also required that the influences of corporate governance on corporate management and performance can be analyzed.
  • Overall, a demonstration of knowledge of the various mechanisms of corporate governance and achievement of the learning objectives is required.