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2014/2015  KAN-CCMVU3031U  Corporate Finance

English Title
Corporate Finance

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 75
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Claus Parum - Department of Finance (FI)
Teacher: Ramona Westermann - rw.fi@cbs.dk
Administration: Sabrine Josephine Schmidt - sjs.fi@cbs.dk
Main academic disciplines
  • Finance
Last updated on 24-04-2015
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is that students – after having followed the course Corporate Finance – are able to:
  • Combine and apply insight from the syllabus to solve corporate finance problems through accurate and correct calculations.
  • Show and explain all relevant calculations to solve a given problem.
  • State the assumptions behind the theories / methods /models in the syllabus.
  • Independently combine and logically structure the corporate finance vocabulary /theories / methods / models / regulatory/institutional/practical knowledge, and empirical evidence to solve corporate finance problems.
Course prerequisites
Cand.merc. AEF, ASC, FIR, FIV and FSM students cannot participate in the course.
Corporate Finance:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Written sit-in exam
Individual or group exam Individual
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Autumn Term
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Closed Book: no aids
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Description of the exam procedure

Pen & Paper exam (Handwritten)

Non-programmable calculators are allowed for the exam.

Course content and structure

Corporate finance is concerned with economic decisions in corporations; e.g.

  •  Corporation’s investment decision.
  •  Corporation’s payout policy.
  •  Financing of corporations.
  •  Corporate control and corporate governance.


Course objective is to provide students with a solid knowledge of corporations’ capital budgeting and financing decisions.

Teaching methods
Lectures with exercises.
Further Information

Changes in course schedule may occur
Tuesday 13.30-16.05, week 36-37
Tuesday 12.35-17.00, week 38-46

It is not possibility to write a term paper in this course.

Expected literature

Ivo Welch, Corporate Finance, 3rd edition (ISBN 978-0-9840049-1-1).
You can buy the book on the following website:  http://book.ivo-welch.info/ed3/

Last updated on 24-04-2015