This course provides exposure to the regulatory and reporting environments that affect contemporary businesses, including study and analysis of current board of director topics and other governance matters. The course includes an overview of securities regulation, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, with coverage of corporate reporting issues, independence, transparency, and corporate governance analyses. The course coverage includes the uniform commercial code, contracts and torts considerations as affecting commercial enterprises.
The course surveys various legal and regulatory matters facing businesses such as business communications and workplace equity. An overview of U.S. governmental hierarchy is considered from its 1789 Constitutional underpinnings to detailed legislation and court opinions with significant influence over business organizations. The course is a training tool for boards of directors.
The interaction of the business model within various spheres of economic, social, cultural, environmental, political, and legal influences is considered and developed throughout the course, particularly as relevant to current issues presented in the various business media.