This course deals with contemporary issues in corporate finance. It explores how corporate finance decisions are affected when the classic Modigliani-Miller capital structure irrelevance-assumptions are relaxed, focusing on the consequences of information asymmetries, agency conflicts, and bankruptcy among others. The course introduces students to modern corporate financial theories as well as empirical patterns and studies.
The exact course content may vary from year to year, but will include topics such as the following:
- Theoretical Corporate Finance
- Capital Structure Decisions
- Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring
- Merger and acquisitions
- Dividend policy and share repurchases
- Initial Public Offerings
- Private Equity and Venture Capital
- Behavioral Corporate Finance
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