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BUSI K4003 Corporate Finance Syllabus
Summer 2012, (Summer Q)

Instructor:Brendan Mallee
bm2115@columbia.edu

Class Time/Location: July 2nd – August 8th MW 6:10-9:30pm / Hamilton Hall 516

Course Description:
This course examines important issues in corporate finance from the perspective of financial managers who are responsible for making significant investment and financing decisions. The course is designed to develop critical corporate finance skills including: financial statement analysis, time value of money, valuation of stocks and bonds, net present value, risk adjusted return, opportunity cost of capital, capital budgeting and planning, company valuation and M&A. At the end of this course students will understand how to apply these concepts to financing decisions that will impact the valuation of the firm.

This course is geared to Post-baccalaureate Business Certificate and Professional Masters Programs students who want to learn (1) common finance tools and methods and (2) the role of corporate finance in strategic decisions made by financial and non-financial professionals alike. Learn how to plan the financial direction of a firm in support of its mission, goals and objectives and to use the firm's capital in support of its stated strategies.

Learning Objectives:
* Learn fundamental corporate finance tools and methods.
* Evaluate the value impact of corporate decisions.
* Apply corporate finance tools in the context of the Strategic Management Process. * Apply tools and risk analytics in evaluating capital allocation decisions. * Analyze business problems such as mergers & acquisitions or other corporate transactions utilizing fundamental corporate finance tools and methods.

Textbook:Richard Brealey, Stewart Myers & Alan Marcus, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 7th Edition (2012) ISBN: 978-0-07-803464-0

Additional Resources:
Microsoft Excel will be the primary tool leveraged for...
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