IUF738 Corporate Finance

Code IUF738
Name Corporate Finance
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Business Management and Administration
Faculty
Academic staff Nataļja Lāce, Tālis Laizāns
Credit points 6.0 (9.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course and training process is devoted to analysis of corporate financial decisions and decision process justification. During the semester short-term and long-term planning and management of financial flows will be reviewed, with particular emphasis on investment planning and the rationale for funding. An in-depth assessment of the use of financial instruments and its evaluation, cooperation with financial intermediaries in order to achieve effective application of financial instruments in financial management will be covered during the course. .
The course focuses on a topical issue as a reorganization of companies and an evaluation of related decisions taking into account the benefit-risk analysis. The course also addresses capital structure and dividend policy issues..
This course will provide students with the knowledge and modern state of the art in corporate finance, use of various financial instruments in the financial management of the company and risk management, emphasizing trends in the global financial markets, as well as providing key skills, including practical skills in applying different financial management methods..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
Students will develop the following competences by mastering the course: - the ability to analyze financial management scenarios; - the ability to apply financial theory; - understanding investment decisions using theoretical principles and evaluating business practices; - the ability to manage capital structure using financial management techniques; - understanding of modern financing instruments and their use in financing; - understanding of mergers and acquisitions (corporate reorganization). After completing the course, students must be able to: - to explain the role of companies/corporations in the economy and economic development; - analyze decisions of entrepreneurs and fac
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Student is capable to calculate value of the company and analyze different factors affecting the value. - Case study analysis and assignment, 10% of total grade
Student is capable to evaluate corporate dividend’s policy and is capable to calculate dividends. - Case study analysis and assignment, 5% of total grade
Student is capable to evaluate results of corporate reorganization, and state the reorganization effect on the corporate value. Student is capable to analyze decision making process of reorganization. - Case study analysis and assignment, 10% of total grade
Student is capable to analyze and identify benefits and risks of venture capital, is capable to calculate equity value prior and after venture capital deal. - Case study analysis and assignment, 5% of total grade
Student is capable to evaluate and compare investment projects in order to make investment decision. - Case study analysis and assignment, 10% of total grade
Student is capable to analyze capital structure of corporation assuming factors affecting capital structure. - Case study analysis and assignment, 10% of total grade
Exam - 50% of total grade
Course prerequisites Course is based on knowledge acquired in the bachelor's studies.

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