040094 KU Corporate Finance 1 (MA) (2020S)
- Anmeldung von Mo 10.02.2020 09:00 bis Mi 19.02.2020 12:00
- Anmeldung von Di 25.02.2020 09:00 bis Mi 26.02.2020 12:00
- Abmeldung bis Do 30.04.2020 23:59
Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert
During the Corona crisis, teaching will take place via Moodle and Zoom.Examination method: It will be an online exam under time pressureMonday 27.04.2020 15:00 - 16:30 Online Midterm ExamThursday 14.05.2020 16:30 - 17:30 Online Final Exam
Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung
Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel
The course “Corporate Finance I” consists of 7 three hour sessions. Sessions consist of lectures, exercise-solving and at least one case study, and will involve class discussion.
The case method is one of the most effective pedagogical tools to sharpen your analytical and decision-making skills, as it requires you to be an active participant in financial decisions. The discussion constitutes an opportunity to defend your position and to learn from others, by listening to their comments and criticism. Classrooms are our training environments to prepare you for business challenges.
You are encouraged to meet in groups to discuss and analyse the cases. In the past, students have found that these groups complement the class discussion well.
Regarding the cases, each group will submit a three-page memorandum of analysis and recommendations covering the case study questions plus any accompanying tables you wish to include. Tables should be well organized and labelled. Be sure to indicate how you arrived at your conclusions. In addition, groups are required to prepare a power point presentation, including the main points of the analysis.
What do I expect from you in class
This is an interactive course, where your active participation is required. Attendance is compulsory.
A learning area will be available in the Intranet (Moodle). There, you would find instructions for the sessions, communications, bibliography, etc. Please look at it a couple of times a week. Slides of the sessions will also be posted here, always BEFORE the class.
You are not supposed to use your laptop/tablets during case discussions. You have to be 100% focused on the discussions. You may use your laptops/tablets during the lectures/discussion sessions ONLY for academic purposes. Emailing, facebooking, tweeting, chatting, skyping, internet surfing, etc. should NOT be done during classes. Engaging in such activities would strongly penalize your grade on class participation.
Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab
50% Final Exam
10% Case Study
• “Corporate Finance”, 4th Edition by P.DeMarzo and J.Berk, Pearson Global Edition. (2013).
• “The New Corporate Finance. Where Theory Meets Practice”, 3rd Edition by D.Chew, McGraw-Hill Irwin (CHEW).
Supplementary Readings by Topic:
I: Capital Structure Theories and Payout (Parts I-II)
• Chew, D. (2001), ‘The Modigliani-Miller Propositions after Thirty Years’ Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 6.Num.1
• Graham, J. & Harvey, C. (2002), “How do CFOs make capital budgeting and capital structure decisions?” Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, 15(1): pp.8-23
• Opler, T.C., Saron, M. & Titman, S. (1997), “Designing capital structure to create shareholder value.” Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, 10(1): pp.21-34
• Smith, C.W. (1986), “Raising capital: theory and evidence.” Midland Corporate Finance Journal, 4: pp.6-22
• Barclay, M.J. & Smith, C.W. (1996), “On financial architecture: leverage, maturity, and priority.” In: Chew, D.H. (eds.) (2001) New corporate finance: where theory meets practice. 3rd ed. Boston, Mass.: Irwin McGraw-Hill, pp.210-223
• Ghosh, C. & Woolridge, J.R. (1988), “An analysis of shareholder reaction to dividend cuts and omissions.” Journal of Financial Research, 11(4): pp.281-294
II. Selected Topics – Financial Distress and Restructuring
• Franks, Nyborg and Torous, “A Comparison of US, UK and German Insolvency Codes,” Financial Management, Volume 25, No 3.
• Stuart C. Gilson (1991), “Managing Default: Some Evidence on How Firms Choose Between Workouts and Chapter 11”, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance Volume 4, Issue 2.
• Lawrence A. Weiss (1991), “The Bankruptcy Code and Violations of Absolute Priority”, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Volume 4, Issue 2.