Economics, Law, and International Business — MBA
Karl  Boedecker

Karl Boedecker

Professor

"Some of the questions I endeavor to answer along with my students are: Just 'who' is the corporation? What interests does it serve? What interests should it serve? What does it all mean for corporate governance?" - Karl Boedecker

Professor Karl Boedecker is one of the great pillars of USF's School of Management, as a greatly admired faculty member and teacher since 1976. With expertise in business, economics and law, Dr. Boedecker's pioneering research and course work with students investigates: social, legal and ethical issues in management at the public policy and managerial levels (in both the US and overseas), corporate identity and accountability, emerging legal doctrines and their implications, unfair competition, employment discrimination, products liability and consumer protection.

As a practicing attorney in civil litigation and trial practice, as well as former legal clerk for the Honorable Ira A. Brown (within the San Francisco Superior Court), Professor Boedecker not only teaches law, he has seen the law in action.

Dr. Boedecker's life's work is devoted to fulfilling the Jesuit mission of serving and helping others, especially the less fortunate. In his personal time, Karl leads a Dominican College Retreat and volunteers with Soup and Substance.

Education

Ph.D., Business Administration, Michigan State University
J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law
M.A., Economics, Michigan State University
B.A. Michigan State University

Courses Offered
  • The following courses represent the last 3 years of teaching and do not represent the current course offerings.
  • BUS 301: Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business
  • BUS 313: Employment Law for Managers
  • MBA 6604: Intellectual Property Management
  • MBAE 6909: Ethics, Social Responsibility and Law l
  • MBAE 6915: Ethics, Social Responsibility and Law ll
  • MBA 6012: Ethics & Social Responsibility in Business