Course Detail

Introductory Finance (35001)

Course Description by Faculty

  • Constantinides, George
  • Content

    This course introduces students to corporate finance and investments. It is designed for students who want to dip their toes into the finance waters, but not to take the full plunge. We discuss sources of funds, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, cost of capital, portfolio theory, the capital asset pricing model and valuation. Students will be provided with references to more advanced materials if they decide they want to wade into the material further. The course is taught primarily with lectures but relies heavily on numerical examples. The online midterm is on October 31 till November 6 and the online final is on December 5-11.

  • Prerequisites
    It is recommended that students take Business 30000 prior to taking Business 35001.
  • Materials
    The main text used for the course is Berk and DeMarzo, Corporate Finance. The course Canvas site will contain supplemental readings and articles.
  • Grades
    Based on homework assignments, class participation, a mid-term, and a final. Provisional grades for non-Booth students provided, but no early final grades. I usually do not allow auditors in this course but you can email me if you have a special case.
    • Allow Provisional Grades (For joint degree and non-Booth students only)

    • No auditors

  • Syllabus
  • Autumn 2023Section: 35001-01F 8:30AM-11:30AMHarper CenterC05In-Person Only
  • Autumn 2023Section: 35001-85S 1:30PM-4:30PMGleacher Center208In-Person Only
Description and/or course criteria last updated: July 31 2023