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Investor Relations

(Elective Course)

Relations covers the ways organizations communicate effectively with shareholders (and potential shareholders) at publicly-traded companies. The course includes the theory of the firm, how firms’ stocks become publicly traded, the dynamics of the equity markets, the flow of investor information and how businesses influence that flow, and legal issues involved in communicating with Wall Street.

Students also explore internal communications with the chairman and the other members of the board of directors on corporate governance issues, and develop an investor relations plan and program to attract and retain long-term investors. Students will learn how to engage the key players inside and outside the company to reduce the risks facing corporations in an increasingly globalized world.