Course Description: Techniques of Equity Compensation is a skills-based 2 unit elective course designed to provide students a comprehensive understanding of equity as a compensation vehicle. After completing the course, students will have the capacity to understand and evaluate the various tools and techniques available under current law and practice for applying corporate equity as a compensation and motivation vehicle for employees as well as a tax and cost effective vehicle for assisting in business succession and capital expansion. The course content will include a review of frameworks currently available under law for creating equity participation plans; hands-on exploration of equity sharing techniques as they are applied in the real world as well as insights into “best practices” to maximize results; and an understanding of future trends in this important area of business management. All assignments, term projects and exams are individual. Group study is encouraged, but not required.
This syllabus is part of the Teaching Module: Topics in Corporate Governance: Techniques of Equity Compensation.