GLB: Corporate Law

Provided by: Tilburg
Bachelor's degree (EQF level: 6)

After this course a student should be able to:

 understand and analyse the role of corporate and business law and its strategies for correcting market failures.
 identify and compare essential elements of different business forms in an international setting.
 explain and analyse the role, structure, and competences of various corporate bodies.
 develop a good understanding of the incentives, behaviour and decision-making powers of the providers of capital, also in relationship with the organization and other (corporate) constituencies, and how the law plays a role.
 identify business rationales of M&As and understand regulation behind major business transactions such as M&As and takeovers.

This course introduces business organizations focusing on corporations, in particular their functions, origins and critical aspects. The course has a functional and comparative approach. During the lectures, students get acquainted with the formation of companies, the fundamental characteristics of corporations and the corporations' share capital. Students will learn the basics of corporate finance to get a better understanding of the underlying principles of corporate law, as well as the basics of corporate governance (internal and external) in a comparative perspective. Moreover, the students will have the chance to dive deep in a broad variety of topics such as the agency problems between corporate management and shareholders (and between block holders and small shareholders), the corporate board structure and its role, (small) shareholders' rights, M&A and takeovers and other seminar topics are addressed. During the entire course, students are invited to think actively about corporate matters, combining different (multidisciplinary) theories and practical findings. The course complements theoretical knowledge and empirical research with up-to-date case studies.

  • Fall Semester 2022/23 (from to )

    Course start date 2022-09-01
    Course end date 2022-12-23
    Language English
    Credits 6 (ECTS)
    Grading scheme: Grades will be awarded on a 10 point scale where 6 is the passing grade