Corporate Finance

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
THU 2:30 - 4:20 pm TNH 3.115
FRI 1:05 - 1:55 pm TNH 3.115

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final May 7, 2024


This course provides an introduction to the theory, the methods, and the concerns of corporate finance. Representative questions include: How, and for what purposes, is a corporation valued? When should firms finance themselves by issuing equity vs. issuing debt, and what types of those instruments might they issue? What means are available to minimize risk (hedging, etc.)? When should firms pay dividends? What is the difference between dividends and stock buy-backs? What is the role of mergers and acquisitions in the context of corporate finance? No prior background in economics or finance is required or expected. This course will not address the legal rules governing financial markets and institutions. Students interested in these issues may want to consider attending Professor Hu’s seminar “Modern Corporate Governance and Finance,” which can be taken concurrently.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Corporate Finance, Cases and Materials *
Bratton, William
West Academic , edition: 9
ISBN: 978-1-68467-927-0


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