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Course module: 194110070
Corporate Finance (for Business Administration)
Course infoSchedule
Course module194110070
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. E. Svetlova
H. Kroon
dr. E. Svetlova
Contactperson for the course
dr. E. Svetlova
Academic year2022
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
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.

Course description 
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.
Key words
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
Book suggestion:
- 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
Participating study
Master Business Administration
Required materials
Brealey, R., Myers, S. and Allen, F. (2020). Principles of Corporate Finance, 13th International edition, McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 9781260565553
Course material
Academic papers on Canvas
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Self study with assistance
Presence dutyYes

Self study without assistance
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes


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