|This course takes a financial approach to managerial decision making. It is designed to be a practical, overview course in corporate finance. As such, the objective is to draw together the various topics in managerial finance and present a unified, integrated view of the overall subject areas. The course builds upon and reinforces the theoretical and institutional framework learned in introductory corporate finance courses, and, primarily through the vehicle of case analyses, seeks to apply these concepts to real or simulated business situations.
The course will require the student to deal with case applications of basic financial concepts and to consider recent empirical and theoretical findings in the field. The topics covered include financial analysis and planning, capital expenditure analysis, capital structure and dividend policies, corporate structure and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, insider trading, IPOs and international corporate equity offerings. Integrated throughout the course will be issues of managerial compensation and potential management-shareholder conflicts.