Course Detail

Corporation Finance (35200)

Course Description by Faculty

  • Kashyap, Anil
  • Content
    This course analyzes the major decisions facing corporate financial managers. It examines investment decisions, capital structure choice, and mergers and acquisitions. My primary objective is to teach you how to value a corporation. A detailed week by week syllabus and answers to a set of frequently asked questions will be posted by November 1 on the canvas class web page. Note that my policy on case preparation differs from some others teaching this class - see the class web site for details.  Note that the reason why I require 35000 as a strict prerequisite is that we will use the capital asset pricing model within the first 2 weeks of class and we will use Black Scholes during the first half of class. So taking 35000 concurrently does not work.  
  • Prerequisites
    Business 30000, 33001, 35000 (strict), and 41000 or 41100. Cannot enroll in BUSN 35200 if BUSN 20410 taken previously.
    • No non-Booth Students

  • Materials
    Berk and DeMarzo, Corporate Finance.  
  • Grades
    Based primarily on three 40-minute quizzes and a final exam. I will also have a tiny portion of the grade determined by case write-ups. Most of the grade is determined by the final exam. I am totally inflexible about allowing people to take the final outside of the scheduled time; if you cannot sit for the final during the scheduled time, find another section to take. No auditors.
    • No auditors

  • Syllabus
  • Winter 2023Section: 35200-01T 8:30AM-11:30AMHarper CenterC02In-Person Only
  • Winter 2023Section: 35200-81T 6:00PM-9:00PMGleacher Center308In-Person Only
Description and/or course criteria last updated: December 21 2022