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FTMBA 2020_I Managerial Finance

Course code
Course type
FT MBA Course
Weekly Hours
FS 2019
Prof. Dr. Besim Burcin Yurtoglu
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.

This course covers the foundations of financial decision making. The theoretical guideline of the course is inspired by two major paradigms, neoclassical economics and behavioral economics. Given the introductory nature of the material, the teaching style relies on discussions based on case studies. The case discussions will be accompanied by classical class teaching to provide a background understanding of the cases. The instructor expects the participants to read the cases and think about the central problem analyzed in the case prior coming to class. We will discuss the course material together with the questions pertaining to the cases

Not eligible for exchange students!


Investment decisions under certainty

Investment decisions under uncertainty

Portfolio theory

Financial Instruments

Behavioral Finance

Date Time
Monday, 13.05.2019 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday, 14.05.2019 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday, 15.05.2019 09:00 - 17:00
Monday, 20.05.2019 09:00 - 15:00
PV / IRR, decision theory, utility functions, portfolio theory, behavioral finance
Course Pack: The required course packet contains all the material for the class, except the four sets of slides, which serve as a background information. These slides are available on my.whu.edu.Textbook: Brealey, Richard A., Stewart C. Myers, and Franklin Allen: Principles of Corporate Finance - Global Edition, McGraw Hill. [latest edition]. (hereafter BMA)
50% Written Take Home Exam, 15% Participation, 35% Case Study
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