Corporate Finance

Section 1, Spring 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 35/64
Credits: 2
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MWR
  • 1130-1250
  • SL262
03/16/2020 04/23/2020

Course Description

This course takes a financial and economic perspective of the corporation. The central theme is understanding the sources of value for the firm from the perspective of the manager who must make financing choices (sources of funds) and investment choices (uses of funds) to maximize the value of the firm. The major topics of the course include: time value of money, discounted cash-flow analysis, capital markets, market efficiency, cost of capital, capital structure theory and practice, capital budgeting decisions, and firm valuation. The course covers topics taught in the core finance course of most major MBA programs. Students will be responsible for handing in problem sets. Grades will be based on assigned problem sets and class participation (30 percent) and the final examination (70 percent).

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at and of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work
Students will be responsible for handing in problem sets directly to instructor (not via EXPO).

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: Students will be enrolled in Accountnig concurrent with this course. Students wishing to take Accounting without Corporate Finance (or vice versa) because of prior coursework or experience with one but not the other must submit a written waiver from the professor to SRO.
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: This course is the second half of the semester-long two-course sequence of Accounting and Corporate Finance. To enroll in this course, students must enroll in the section of Accounting and they will automatically be enrolled in this course. Students who have completed MORE THAN ONE university level corporate finance courses or have significant practical training in corporate finance are not eligible to enroll in the corporate finance course unless they obtain instructor permission. Students will be required to submit problem sets during the course.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, April 14, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 26, 11:59 PM