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Corporate Finance, Group A

Course code
Course type
BSc Course
Weekly Hours
FS 2019
Prof. Dr. Nihat Aktas
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.

The corporate finance course covers the basic principles of corporate finance and develops the necessary practical tools for financial decisions and corporate valuation.

In detail the course covers the following topics:

- financing sources of public firms
- stock prices and the cost of equity
- security issuance process (IPOs)
- dividends and stock repurchases
- determinants of the optimal debt/equity ratio
- weighted average cost of capital
- brief introduction into corporate valuation

Date Time
Monday, 11.03.2019 11:30 - 15:15
Wednesday, 06.03.2019 08:00 - 11:15
Monday, 25.03.2019 15:30 - 18:45
Monday, 01.04.2019 15:30 - 18:45
Wednesday, 10.04.2019 08:00 - 11:15
ThemainobjectiveofthisCorporateFinancecourseistohelpstudentsdevelopskillsandabilitiesin financialanalysisinacorporatesetting.Thecourseprovidesaframeworkformakingfinancingand investmentdecisions.Suchaframeworkisrootedonthevaluecreationconceptandfirmvalue maximizationprinciple.Topicscoveredincludefundamentalconceptsincorporatefinance,suchas valuecreation,capitalbudgeting,capitalstructurepolicies,andintroductiontobusinessvaluation.
Brealey, Richard A., Stewart C. Myers and Franklin Allen (2016): Principles of Corporate Finance, 12th ed. - internat. ed., Boston, McGraw Hill.
The learning and teaching methods cover lectures, inclass tutorials, practitioner talks, as well as additional material and exercises for self-study.
Exam 100%
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