BUS-F 548 Corporate Governance and Restructuring
- 7 weeks
- 1.5 credits
- Prerequisite(s): BUS-F540
The corporate governance structure of a business defines both how decisions are made and what actions are taken. Ultimately corporate governance is about how the business is controlled. This course explores how major corporate control events (re)shape the firm and affect stakeholders. These events include mergers and acquisitions, LBOs (private equity), asset sales, spinoffs, and hedge fund activism. The course consists of lectures, cases, and discussion of current events. Upon completion, 1) students will be able to describe the types of control events and the strategic motives behind their use. 2) Students will be able to apply a variety of valuation techniques to analyze how corporate control events will influence shareholder value and the value to other stakeholders. 3) 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.