30366 - FINANCE (MODULE II) - CORPORATE FINANCE
Course taught in English
The course covers four main parts.
- The value of a firm - financial instruments, valuation concepts and decision rules.
- Risk and return - theory, empirical evidence and applications to capital budgeting.
- Financing decisions and market efficiency.
- Payout policy, capital structure and valuation.
- Finance and the financial manager.
- Valuing bonds and common stocks.
- NPV and investment decisions.
- Risk, return and the opportunity cost of capital.
- Capital budgeting and risk.
- Efficient markets and behavioural finance.
- Payout policy, debt policy and capital structure.
- Financing and valuation.
- Course assessment consists of a written exam (50-100%), case studies (0-20%) take-home assignments (0-30%). The cases and take-homes have the main goal of helping to master the course material. They also offer opportunities to collect extra points for the total course grade.
- Course assessment is identical for attending and non-attending students. To make this as easy as possible, all non-exam grade components are handed out online and handed in online.
- Results of cases and take-homes expire after the first retake of the final exam. The specific dates are announced in class.
- R. BREALEY, S. MYERS, F. ALLEN, Principles of Corporate Finance, McGraw Hill, 2017, 12th edition.
Financial Mathematics, Accounting, and Financial Markets and Institutions are prerequisites for Bocconi students.
For exchange students, having taken similar courses is advised. You should have reasonable knowledge of basics in financial mathematics such as the time value of money, annuities and perpetuities; basics in statistics such as probabilities, variances/covariances and ordinary least squares; basics in accounting such as being able to read information contained in balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements.