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.