Corporate Finance (DLMBCF)

Module Title: Corporate Finance

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Semester / Term:



Minimum of 1 Semester

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Workload: 300 h

Credit Points: 10

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Contributing Courses to Module:


Self-study: 180 h
Self-examination: 60 h
Tutorials: 60 h

Course Coordinator(s) / Tutor(s):

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Module Director:

Prof. Dr. Holger Sommerfeldt

References to Other Programs:

• Master of Business Administration (MBA-60/90)
• Master General Management (GM-120)

References to Other Modules in the Program:

• Corporate Finance and Investment

Qualification and Educational Objectives of the Module:

Students will obtain a broad understanding of the core components of corporate finance. They will learn the financial and mathematical basics of investing in ventures and managing on-going financing. They will be able to utilize several financial and mathematical methods for obtaining the data critical for informed decision-making. They will develop a deep understanding of the capital structures of a corporation, and have an awareness of important considerations when investing and undertaking necessary financing. They will also become acquainted with methods of issuing corporate debt and equity securities, and understand the role of financial intermediates. They will develop an in-depth understanding of, and be able to discuss, dividend policy and corporate capital structure in perfect markets vis-à-vis imperfect markets. Students will learn to apply the tools for valuing different kinds of debt, and understand options and their different forms of application in the context of corporate finance.

Course Content of the Module:

• Portfolio and capital market theory
• Financing types and capital structure
• Company assessment procedures
• Acquisitions, corporate control and governance
• Finance planning
• Financing decisions and issuing securities
• Dividend policy and capital structure
• Debt financing and leasing
• Options and futures
• Takeovers, corporate control, and governance
• Solved and unsolved issues and the future of finance

Teaching Methods:

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Percentage of the Module Grade Relative to the Final Grade for the Program:


Prerequisites to Qualify for Assessment:


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Exam, 180 min (100%)