251.5 sec. 001 - Corporate Finance (Spring 2020)
Instructor: Robert Bartlett (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.
- MTu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 100
From January 13, 2020
To April 28, 2020
Course End: April 28, 2020
Class Number: 31509
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM
This course explores the financial and legal aspects of a fundamental question for business organizations: how does a firm raise money to finance its operations? In examining this question, the course takes both a theoretical and a practical perspective. As a matter of financial theory, how can a firm use its financial resources as well as various sources of outside financing to enhance its value to investors? Even a cursory look at the Wall Street Journal reveals that firms differ widely in how they choose to finance their operations and utilize their financial resources. Do these differing financial judgments have any systematic effect on the value of a firm? To answer this question, the class will survey modern financial economics and explore the techniques commonly used for understanding, assessing, and computing a firm's value. In addition, the course also examines the practical aspects of executing a particular financing decision. Once a financing strategy has been selected, it is generally left to the deal lawyers to implement it through financial contracts. This component of the course can therefore be thought of as a study in financial contracting strategies, with each strategy being shaped in large part by the type of financing technique used.
Specific topics to be covered include: financial statement analysis, valuation, financing through common stock, debt, convertible/hybrid securities, and venture capital finance. The course includes quantitative concepts and exercises, and students. Access to Microsoft Excel is required for this course.
It is strongly recommended that students have already taken (or will take concurrently) Business Associations.
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- Corporate Finance: Principles and Practice
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