BUS-F 546 Corporate Financial Strategy
- 7 weeks
- 1.5 credits
- Prerequisite(s): BUS-F540
In this course we will explore how corporate financial strategy drives value. We will develop and implement analytical frameworks and tools designed to maximize shareholder value and explore how these decisions affect both shareholders as well as other stakeholders. We will focus on three categories of decisions: investment (valuation), financing (capital structure), and payout (dividends and repurchases) decisions.
In addition to exploring new material, we will extend and put into practice the concepts and tools developed in prior finance coursework (F540 and Finance Core). There will be an emphasis on applying what we learn to real world situations through cases and analysis of current and past events: “learning by doing.” This course will reinforce the fundamental principles of finance and students will learn to apply these principles to analyze a wide array of challenging business situations.
Upon completion of the course students will be able: to apply the tools and techniques to corporate financial decisions; 2) to discuss the merits and shortcomings of the techniques; 3) to communicate and interpret the analysis to non-finance business people; and 4) to describe the likely outcomes from the decision from the perspective of shareholders and other stakeholders.