Corporate Finance

The Corporate Finance course is derived from the following three courses: Financial Markets, Financial Economics, and Financial Accounting.

Accordingly, students wishing to register for Corporate Finance should have a thorough understanding of the main theories and concepts taught in the above three modules.

Course Objectives

The aim of the course is to lay out the theoretical framework of corporate finance, analyze the main financial decisions taken by companies and introduce the basic financial management culture.

Course Content

First, the course focuses on understanding the current situation and value of a company (financial analysis). It then moves to present how the various theories (market equilibrium, agency theory, signal theory, behavioural finance) can explain the financial decisions made by chief financial officers.

Lastly, it looks in detail at the different financial decisions taken in a company and the overall impact on company value for subjects such as:

  • Choice of financial structure
  • Dividend policy
  • Raising equity
  • Financing start-ups
  • Debt policy
  • LBOs
  • Risk management policy
  • Mergers and acquisitions.