Applied Finance is available for all MSc in Business students, except finance majors. Note that this course does not qualify as a prerequisite for advanced specialization courses in finance.

Course content

  • Optimal investment decision rules
  • Valuing Bonds
  • Valuing Stocks
  • Optimal portfolio choice and the CAPM
  • Behavioural finance
  • Capital budgeting and valuation
  • Capital structure in a perfect market
  • Capital structure in imperfect markets
  • Payout policy


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