251.5 sec. 001 - Corporate Finance (Fall 2022)
Instructor: Kenneth Ayotte (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
TuTh 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
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From August 23, 2022
To December 01, 2022
Course End: December 01, 2022
Class Number: 31831
Enroll Limit: 81
As of: 02/17 06:39 AM
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
Exam Length: 4 hours
Course Category: Business Law
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