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251.5 sec. 001 - Corporate Finance (Fall 2021)

Instructor: Jillian Grennan  
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Units: 4
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


    MW 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
    Location: Law 140
    From August 16, 2021
    To November 22, 2021

Course Start: August 16, 2021
Course End: November 22, 2021
Class Number: 31706

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 39
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 68
As of: 10/16 04:27 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. Access to Microsoft Excel is required for this course. This class is offered on a mandatory credit/no-credit basis.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Business Law

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Required Books are in blue

  • Corporate Finance, Principles and Practice
    WILLIAM J.. III CARNEY (ROBERT P. BARTLETT. GEIS, GEORGE S.), Robert P. Bartlett III, George S. Geis
    Edition: 4th/2020
    Publisher: West Academic/Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9781634604932
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $240.00
    Price Source: user provided

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