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2018/2019  MA-MMFUV1020U  Corporate Finance

English Title
Corporate Finance

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 6 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Part Time Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Min. participants 10
Max. participants 30
Study board
Study Board for Master i forretningsudvikling
Course coordinator
  • Ulf Nielsson - Department of Finance (FI)
Main academic disciplines
  • Finance
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 05-07-2018

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Learning objectives
  • Identify, explain, and apply the core concepts, models, and methods.
  • Calculate, interpret, and compare financial statistics, prices, returns, and costs.
  • Elaborate and present solutions for financial decision problems.
Course prerequisites
Everybody interested in obtaining a thorough understanding of how modern firms make financial decisions, and how these decisions impact financial markets.
Corporate Finance:
Exam ECTS 6
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure

The course introduces you to the essentials of Corporate Finance. It is centered around the key financial decisions that firms face every day. In doing so, the course combines popular applied financial methodologies with practical examples and case studies.


In short, the primary focus of the course is to provide you with the necessary tools to be able to solve real-life financial problems. This ranges from determination of a project’s profitability to the impact of financial decisions on stock prices. The course will primarily take a financial management perspective and concentrate on the application of concepts. You will take an active role and analyze and discuss real-life cases in order to internalize the concepts presented in the course.

Description of the teaching methods
The participants are introduced to modern methodological and practical concepts in corporate finance using various pedagogical methods. This includes classical class teaching as well as many discussions of practical applications of the course material via e.g. case studies. Furthermore, participants will also gain hands-on experience by implementing concepts (e.g. in Excel) and providing concrete financial recommendations.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback is possible during class.
Student workload
Preparation 132,5 hours
Teaching hours 32 hours
Exam 0,5 hours
Last updated on 05-07-2018