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251.5 sec. 001 - Corporate Finance (Fall 2019)

Instructor: Kenneth Ayotte  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 4


    MTu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 132
    From August 19, 2019
    To November 26, 2019

Course Start: August 19, 2019
Course End: November 26, 2019
Class Number: 32415

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 62
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 65
As of: 04/07 11:14 PM

Corporate Finance is an introductory finance course for law students. No prior background in finance or accounting (or law, for that matter) is required, but a willingness to work with numbers and financial data is crucial. The objective of the course is to supplement your legal training by introducing the fundamental theoretical principles of finance and of the practical environment in which financial decisions are made.

We will cover the following topics:

(1) an introduction to accounting terminology and financial statements
(2) using financial statements to
a) evaluate a company’s performance
b) make projections about a company’s future
(3) the theory and practice of capital structure decisions
(4) using the concept of “discounting”
a) to evaluate an investment opportunity
b) to value a company
(5) advanced topics in finance
b) financial and real options
c) mergers and acquisitions
d) financial distress and bankruptcy
e) initial public offerings (IPOs)
f) venture capital
g) leveraged buyouts

The course will consist of approximately one-half lecture and one-half in-class case discussions, for which students should prepare carefully.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Business Law

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Required Books are in blue

  • Analysis for Financial Management
    Robert C. Higgins,
    Edition: 11th ed, 2016
    Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
    ISBN: 9780077861780
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $190.25
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Law-school Bookstore prices are unavailable at this time.

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