Excerpt from course description

Corporate Finance


The essence of business administration includes corporate finance (i.e. investment and financing). Good knowledge within these areas is a necessary prerequisite to understand the economic content of investment and financing decisions, obtain decision-relevant information, discuss and assess alternatives, make correct decisions and convey relevant and useful information.

The aim of this course in corporate finance is to provide the students with essential knowledge and skills, so that they can take part in discussions on problems in finance and carry out simple analyses within the field, make correct decisions and communicate the results of the analyses in a comprehensible manner.

The course focuses mainly on capital structure and dividend decisions, followed by an introduction to option theory, risk management and mergers and acquisitions.

Course content

  • Capital Structure: Basic concepts
  • Capital Structure: Limits to the use of debt
  • Valuation and capital budgeting for the levered firm
  • Dividends and other payouts
  • Equity financing
  • Debt financing
  • Options and corporate finance


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