This course provides in-depth knowledge of finance theory, emphasizing topics in corporate finance, corporate valuation, and corporate financial policy. It develops analytical tools used in corporate finance and is intended to enhance your confidence, skill and sophistication in applying these tools to more realistic case study problems. Current theoretical developments and empirical findings are also covered. Case study assignments are designed to improve your effective use of accounting and other economic data for asset valuation and optimal corporate finance decisions.

The course consists of approximately equal number of lectures and cases. Lectures will cover company valuation, capital structure decisions, corporate restructuring, payout policy and security design. Cases are integrated throughout the course to reinforce and clarify major topics.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Analyze firms’ financial statements
  • Value a company or a project
  • Determine appropriate mix of financing required for the project
  • Decide on the appropriate procedure for raising capital in external capital markets