Upon completion of this course, students are able to:
- analyze methods, processes and effects of raising capital on a firm's value;
- analyze how a firm’s financing and dividend choices affect its value;
- analyze mergers, acquisitions and corporate diversification decisions of firms; and
- evaluate empirical research on the determinants and the effects of financing, dividend, merger & acquisition, and corporate diversification decisions.
The objective of the course is to provide students a thorough understanding of a selection of corporate financial management decisions.
The course helps students to learn the modern principles of corporate finance and their application to key financial management decisions. In particular, the course provides an understanding of relevant theoretical concepts and institutional details underlying selected financing decisions of firms, and how these decisions impact firm performance/ value.
Raising capital, Capital structure, Dividend policy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate diversification.
Contribution to the programme learning outcomes
- The course provides knowledge and understanding of theory and practice of corporate finance.
- Students learn analyzing several financial management decisions by evaluating advantages and disadvantages of different alternatives, and recommending key solutions.
- Students identify and evaluate interactions of financial decisions with the capital market.
Individual written examination weighted 100% of the final grade.
Assumed previous knowledge
- Hillier, D., Clacher, I., Ross, S., Westerfield, R. and Jordan, B., Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, McGraw-Hill, 3rd European Edition, 2017.
- Atrill, P. and McLaney, E., Accounting and Finance: An Introduction, 8th Edition, 2016, Pearson
|Master Business Administration||Required materials|
Recommended materials-Instructional modes
|Brealey, R., Myers, S. and Allen, F. (2020). Principles of Corporate Finance, 13th International edition, McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 9781260565553|
|Academic papers on Canvas|
|Self study with assistance|
|Self study without assistance|