|This course will analyze the major decisions facing corporate financial managers. The first part of the class will focus on the methods used to value investment decisions. The methods of weighted-average cost of capital (WACC), and adjusted present value (APV) will be presented and applied. The second part will cover issues related to financing decisions. The focus will be on what securities to issue and how much to pay out in dividends. Specialized topics, such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate hedging and real options will be covered as time permits. The course is approximately one-third cases and two-third lectures.|
|The primary text is Berk and Demarzo's Corporation Finance. There is a CoursePack with additional materials. The syllabus will be posted on Chalk. Please read the syllabus before the first class.|
|Based on case write-ups, a mid-term examination, a final examination, and class participation. Cannot be taken pass/fail. No auditors.|
|Business 30000, 33001, 35000 (strict), and 41000 or 41100. Business 35000 is a strict prerequisite and cannot be taken concurrently.
Description and/or course criteria last updated: 07/2012
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