Corporate Financial Management

Instructor: Dr. Alexander Merz

Cycle: See course schedule

ECTS-Information: 6 Credits

Recommended prior knowledge: Introduction to Finance, Capital Markets and Valuation

Language: English

Assessment method: Successful completion of a 90 minute exam

Learning goals:

After a successful completion of the course students should be able to

  • understand and analyze different financial instruments (debt, equity, and hybrids) available to a corporation.
  • describe the debt characteristics and understand the global environment in which debt is issued.
  • critically assess different financing alternatives.
  • demonstrate a sound knowledge of different capital structure theories.
  • understand and critically assess the process of capital structure optimization.
  • understand the components of the cost of capital and why it might change over time.
  • critically apply the obtained knowledge to several realistic problem sets.