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2020/2021  BA-BSOCO2020U  Corporate Finance

English Title
Corporate Finance

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Business Administration and Sociology
Course coordinator
  • Bo Hee Min - Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP)
Main academic disciplines
  • Finance
  • Sociology
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 15-12-2020

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Learning objectives
On successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
  • Identify, explain, discuss, and apply the key concepts from theories and models introduced and discussed in the course from an economic and sociological perspective.
  • Perform appropriate financial analysis to identify problems and find solutions in the given context.
  • Interpret and present financial measures and statistics and develop and demonstrate the ability to solve problems.
  • Describe, explain, and incorporate the challenges that financial managers face in corporate finance practices based on sociological perspectives.
Course prerequisites
Students are not required to have prior knowledge in finance, but should have an appropriate background in quantitative analysis in the corporate setting.
Corporate Finance:
Exam ECTS 7,5
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-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

You have 5 hours to do the assignment.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This course is an introduction to corporate finance that combines an overview of the principles of corporate finance and the sociology of finance and markets. It covers the core theories and concepts in corporate finance such as the theories of interest rates, valuation of financial assets and cash flows, and assessment of risk.


This course draws on corporate financial analysis in applying the theories and concepts to perform financial analysis and interpretations of the analytics.


In addition, the course aims to provide students the ways of developing an understanding of the larger economic context of corporate finance. Also, it will help students to apply financial analysis to develop solutions to complex and realistic problems.

Description of the teaching methods
The course consists of lectures, exercises, and workshops and is taught as a blended learning course that combines in-class and online teaching. The online teaching will include exercises and feedback and aim to help students develop skills to apply financial analytics to solve problems.
Feedback during the teaching period
Students will receive continuous feedback for student presentations and exercises in a blended learning approach. Collective feedback for online exercises will be provided on Canvas throughout the course as continuous feedback. In addition, students may get individual feedback during exercise classes and workshops.

The lecturer will be available for individual feedback during office hours and may prompt students to attend office hours based on their learning progresses.
Student workload
Lectures 28 hours
Exercise classes 12 hours
Online exercises 12 hours
Workshop 16 hours
Preparation 134 hours
Examination 5 hours
Expected literature

Main Textbook: Brealey, Myers, and Marcus, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance (McGraw Hill International Edition), newest edition available in adequate advance of the course start.

Last updated on 15-12-2020