This course introduces students to topics in corporate finance such as the issuing process of corporate securities, the capital structure of firms, and the implications of financial structuring for the value of firms. The course presents a framework for analyzing firms’ financing and capital structure choices.

Theory is connected to real world problems by analyzing realistic cases using Excel. Students will hence both deepen their understanding and acquire useful skills for business.  

Course content

Part I: Financing

  • Long Term Financing
  • Debt or Equity?
  • Dividend Policy
  • Valuation of a corporation: Capital budgeting and Adjusted Present Value (APV)

Part II: Topics in corporate finance

  • Issuing Securities
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Merger and Acquisition Strategy


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