Saidato Dicko


Large Business Corporation Governance

Large Business Corporation Governance


This MasterCamp© on Large Business Corporation Governance is an online program designed to equip professionals, executives, and aspiring leaders with a comprehensive understanding of effective governance practices within large corporations. This specialized course delves into the intricacies of corporate governance, focusing on the unique challenges and strategies involved in managing and governing large-scale organizations.

Through a combination of expert-led lectures, interactive discussions, case studies, and practical exercises, participants will gain valuable insights into the key principles, structures, and mechanisms that drive successful corporate governance in today’s dynamic business landscape. The MasterCamp© will cover various topics, including board composition, director roles and responsibilities, ethical considerations, stakeholder management, risk oversight, executive compensation, shareholder engagement, and regulatory compliance.


    1. Basic understanding of business and corporate structures.
    2. Proficiency in written and spoken English (course materials and discussions will be conducted in English).
    3. Access to a computer or mobile device with a stable internet connection.
  • Language English/French


  1. Business professionals working in large corporations or aspiring to leadership roles within such organizations.
  2. Board members, directors, and executives responsible for governance and strategic decision-making.
  3. Legal and compliance professionals involved in corporate governance and risk management.
  4. Investors and shareholders seeking to understand the governance practices of large corporations.
  1. Real-time Engaging video lessons presented by expert and experienced practitioner.
  2. Case studies and real-life examples to illustrate the application of governance principles.
  3. Interactive quizzes and assessments to reinforce learning and track progress.
  4. Access to the Professor and community forum for discussions and networking with fellow participants.
  5. Downloadable course materials, including slides and additional resources for further.
  • The fundamental principles and concepts of corporate governance.
  • The roles, responsibilities, and legal obligations of board members, executives, and shareholders.
  • Best practices for establishing an effective corporate governance framework.
  • Strategies for managing conflicts of interest, mitigating risks, and ensuring ethical conduct.
  • Techniques for enhancing board performance, oversight, and decision-making processes.
  • The latest trends, challenges, and evolving regulatory landscape in corporate governance.
  • Insights into stakeholder management, including investor relations and shareholder engagement.
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My Story

Saidatou Dicko is a highly accomplished academic and professional with extensive experience in the field of business administration and finance. She is currently serving as the Director of the School of Fashion at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), a position she has held since January 2023. As the Director, she oversees the operations and strategic direction of the school, contributing to its growth and success.

In addition to her role as Director, Professor Dicko is also a Full Professor at UQAM, a position she has held since June 2019. She has made significant contributions to the university, both as a teacher and a researcher. With a focus on corporate governance and financial reporting, she has taught courses at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels, supervised graduate students, and conducted research in these areas.

Professor Dicko’s academic journey includes various notable positions. From June 2017 to October 2021, she served as the Head of the Department in her field, demonstrating her leadership abilities and expertise in managing academic departments. Prior to that, she held the position of Professor at UQAM from June 2010 to May 2019. During her nine-year tenure, she excelled in teaching, supervising graduate students, and conducting research.

In May 2017, Professor Dicko was invited as a Visiting Professor at Université Paris Dauphine in France, where she shared her knowledge and expertise with international students. She has also participated in conferences and seminars, contributing to the dissemination of research and academic discourse.

Before embarking on her academic career, Professor Dicko gained practical experience in the field of finance and accounting. She worked as an Internal Auditor at Brasseries du Cameroun, where she was responsible for controlling production services, costs, and resources. She also gained experience as an Accountant Trainee at the Bank of Central African States, where she was involved in financial accounting, research methodology, and various other services.

Professor Dicko holds a PhD in Business Administration, which she earned from a combination of prestigious institutions including Université du Québec à Montréal, HEC Montréal, Concordia University, and McGill University. Her doctoral research focused on governance, financial information, investors’ decision-making, and international accounting norms. She also holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Université du Québec à Montréal and Université de Ngaoundéré, Cameroon, respectively.

With her extensive academic qualifications, professional experience, and research expertise, Professor Saidatou Dicko continues to make significant contributions to the field of business administration and finance, shaping the education and knowledge of future professionals in the industry

Where I’ve Worked

2023 - Now
Dean of ESM- UQAM | Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada)
2020 - Now
Board Member - UQAM | Université du Québec à Montréal
Full Professor - UQAM | Université du Québec à Montréal
Visiting Professor - Université Paris Dauphine

Skills you will gain


  • Proficiency in designing and implementing robust corporate governance structures.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate governance practices within large corporations.
  • Enhanced leadership skills for effective board and executive management.
  • Expertise in identifying and managing corporate risks and compliance issues.
  • Strong understanding of shareholder rights, engagement, and communication strategies.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities for complex governance challenges.
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