Corporate Finance studies how companies are financed through debt and equity. The financing decisions, also known as capital structure, can impact the company’s value and the assessment of new investments. The course addresses these essential questions.

The course bridges theory and practice by solving realistic problems using Excel. Students gain practical experience with this valuable tool while deepening their understanding of the subject matter.

Course content

  • Capital structure: Advantages and disadvantages of debt financing
  • Valuation of companies under different capital structure and rules of taxation
  • Dividend policy under different rules for taxation
  • The motives behind business mergers (mergers) and acquisitions
  • Risk management when using financial derivative contracts


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