Course Detail

Corporation Finance (35200)

Course Description by Faculty

  • Jeffers, Jessica
  • Content
    The purpose of this course is to provide you with an understanding of major decisions made by corporate financial managers and familiarize you with the tools used to make these decisions. The first part of the course covers methods used to value investment projects. Particular attention will be given to the methods of weighted-average cost of capital (WACC), and adjusted present value (APV). The second part of the course focuses on issues of corporate financial structure. The focus will be on the choice of financing through equity, debt, and other types of securities and on payout policies through dividends. Specialized topics, such as mergers and acquisitions and corporate hedging, will be covered as time permits.
    Format
    • Lectures

    • Discussion

    • Case Studies

  • Prerequisites
    Business 30000, 33001, 35000 (strict), and 41000 (or 41100). Waivers for 35000 will potentially be granted to students with substantial previous course work in investments or CFA level 2 or above. Previous work experience related to investments and previous coursework in corporate finance do not satisfy the prerequisite for 35000. The course is NOT self-contained; I rely heavily on the knowledge from the other classes. Non-Booth students, including Dougan Scholars, need faculty permission: strict. Cannot enroll in BUSN 35200 if BUSN 20410 taken previously.
    Restrictions
    • Strict Prerequisite

  • Materials
    Berk and DeMarzo, Corporate Finance (textbook only); electronic course materials will be posted on Canvas.
    Resources
    • Canvas Site Available

  • Grades
    Based on cases, a midterm exam, a final exam, and class participation. No early final grades.
    Grades
    • Graded homework assignments

    • Graded attendance/participation

    • Allow Provisional Grades (For joint degree and non-Booth students only)

    Assessment & Testing
    • Midterm

    • Final exam (in class)

    Restrictions
    • No auditors

    • No pass/fail grades

  • Syllabus
  • Winter 2022Section: 35200-01F 8:30AM-11:30AMHarper CenterC07In-Person Only
  • Winter 2022Section: 35200-02F 1:30PM-4:30PMHarper CenterC07In-Person Only
  • Winter 2022Section: 35200-85S 1:30PM-4:30PMGleacher Center304Dual Modality
    Faculty In-Person
Description and/or course criteria last updated: November 1 2021