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2020/2021  MA-MMBAO1104U  Corporate Finance

English Title
Corporate Finance

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 3 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Part Time Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn, Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Master of Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Jesper Rangvid - Department of Finance (FI)
Main academic disciplines
  • Finance
  • Economics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 30-06-2020

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Learning objectives
After completing this course, students are expected to be 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.
Corporate Finance:
Exam ECTS 3
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Option 1: Written company assignment. Option 1 is to analyze a corporate finance company specific problem of the student's own choice.
Option 2: Individual Oral exam, 20 minutes plus 20 minutes participation, including assessment
Assignment type Project
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Autumn and Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
A written case assignment based on a case or a subject chosen by the teacher. The assignment must be formulated and given to the students at least nine days prior to the expiration of the deadline. It should be 10 pages long and submitted to CBS Digital Exam. The exam is held internally, and the assignment is put forward and assessed by the relevant faculty.
Alternative examination format: The make-up/re-examination will be held as an oral examination if the number of registered candidates for the make-up/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

Corporate finance plays a fundamental role in the strategic running of a company. This course teaches you the relevant models and analytical framework to use when faced with economic decisions in corporations. First, we focus on investment decisions under certainty. Then, we shift focus onto the relationship between risk and expected return. The acquired insight is combined to analyze investment decisions under uncertainty. Thereafter, we focus on the financing decision, starting with an overview of the efficient market hypothesis. We move onto understanding the importance of a firm’s payout policy, why firms choose a specific capital structure, and how to estimate the cost of capital. M&A and corporate restructuring finishes the course. 
During this course, you will learn corporate finance by a mixture of hands-on learning incorporating relevant corporate finance problems, case based learning, industry speakers, and using financial media articles. 
On completion of the course you will understand the relationship between risk and expected return, know how to value a partly debt financed investment project or firm by estimating expected cash flows and cost of capital, have a clear understanding of when payout policy and capital structure matters, and understand M&A and corporate restructurings.

Description of the teaching methods
The course is structured in sessions, where each session is focusing on a specific topic. The course has diverse teaching methods using lectures, cases, readings and discussions. The class meetings are interactive and require ongoing engagement of the students.
Feedback during the teaching period
The feedback
Feedback is given to the student together with the grade when written exam has been evaluated.

The evaluation
At the evaluation unit at CBS’s Economic & Analysis department we ask you to evaluate the overall course. In other words if there has been exercise classes and lectures the evaluation should include both. We evaluate every course and faculty to secure and strengthen the professional level of the offered course.
Student workload
Lectures 32 hours
Preparation + Exam 50,5 hours
Expected literature

Syllabus will be available, well in time, before the first session.

Last updated on 30-06-2020