Corporate Governance Certificate Overview
Are you looking for board service opportunities to fuel your career and impact your community? Do you want to be part of the c-suite at your organization or gain nonprofit and corporate board experience to advance your career trajectory? Many aspiring leaders desire and are qualified to join a board, and most organizations have a great need for infusions of fresh talent and insights into their boards. However, more often than not, many board positions go to those already serving on other boards.
Our Corporate Governance track is built around nine core courses in leadership, strategy, and professional development. In addition to the core courses, three customized courses on corporate governance are led by faculty expert Michael L. McDonald, Ph.D.
McDonald is a professor in the Department of Management at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He joined UTSA in 2010. He earned his Ph.D. in management from the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a B.A. in economics from Emory University. McDonald teaches courses in strategic management and organization theory. He primarily studies executive leaders. His research has focused on how executives help one another to succeed, with a special emphasis on how CEOs’ effectiveness can be influenced by the various kinds of help (e.g., advice on strategic issues) that they receive from CEOs at other firms. He has also published studies on board of director effectiveness and racial and gender diversity in corporate leadership. McDonald’s research has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and the Strategic Management Journal. He is a member of the editorial review board of the Academy of Management Journal.