Corporate Finance II

Corporate Finance II
Course for the Master’s Level
Course description
The syllabus for the Corporate Finance course is prepared specifically for the students of the
Master Program in Economics Department of NSU in order to equip them with a framework and
basic tools and techniques necessary to understand and make financial and investment decisions.
This course examines important issues in corporate finance from the perspective of financial
managers who are responsible for making financial and investment decisions. The course
develops theoretical framework for understanding and analyzing major financial problems of
modern company in market environment.
The course requires the basic knowledge in Corporate Finance I in order to develop student’s
skills in general finance and financial management decisions making.
Topics of the course are as follows: Value-Based Approach in Corporate Finance; Capital
Structure and Cost of Capital; Dividend Policy; Mergers & Acquisitions, and Corporate Control,
International Financial Management; Options; Risk Management.
Course objectives
 To develop the knowledge of a theoretical framework in corporate finance in the modern
 To teach the advanced methods and skills of finance vital for a better understanding valuation
of any asset, personal or corporate.
 To prepare students to make sound personal and professional decisions.
 To create capacity to understand the theory and apply the techniques developed in corporate
finance in real situations.
 To provide students with a better understanding of the role of finance in discussions on
corporate and public policy.
 To develop skills of a scientific researcher in corporate finance theory.
The student’s performance in the Corporate Finance course will be evaluated on the basis of the
 Paper analyses, essays, individual tasks on selective topics (30%).
 Participation in lectures and practice sessions including answers to questions, case study,
discussions, short presentations of homework exercises or reading assignments (30%).
 Course project (40%).
Main reading
1. Aswath Damodaran. Applied Corporate Finance, 2011.
2. Richard A. Brealey, Steward C. Meyers, Franklin Allen. Principles of Corporate Finance.
10th Edition, 2011.