ACF_Syllabus_2008 - ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE University...

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1 A DVANCED C ORPORATE F INANCE University of Amsterdam Business School Spring 2008 Instructors: Office: Office hours: Stefan Arping (SA, coordinator) E 4.31 By appointment Raj Iyer (RI) E 4.28 By appointment Zacharias Sautner (ZS) E 4.30 By appointment Objective: The aim of this course is to provide an in-depth understanding of the tools and concepts of modern corporate finance. Starting from the unifying principle of value maximization, we discuss how successful organizations value and identify profitable investment opportunities, manage their capital structures, and create shareholder value. Some of the topics covered during the course include: capital budgeting and valuation methodology, managing and valuing real options, the choice between debt and equity, managerial incentives and executive compensation, mergers & acquisitions, restructuring, initial public and seasoned equity offerings, and, time permitting, corporate governance. Our discussion of the key concepts of corporate finance will be illustrated with real-world business cases and complemented by guest lectures from the industry. Prerequisites: Corporate Finance (Financiering basisvak): required Investment and Portfolio Theory: strongly recommended Questions regarding course and exam registration should be addressed to the study administration (“Onderwijsadministratie”), office E 1.15. Time and Venue: Lecture: Tuesdays, 15.00-16.30, in A-A (SA) Tutorial Group 1: Thursdays, 13.00-14.30, in A 4.04 (RI/ZS/SA) Tutorial Group 2: Thursdays, 15.00-16.30, in A 4.04 (RI/ZS/SA) Tutorial Group 3: Fridays, 13.30-15.00, in AB.44 (RI/ZS/SA) Tutorial Group 4: Fridays, 15.00-16:30, in AB.44 (RI/ZS/SA) Working Language: The working language for all matters concerning this course is English.
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2 Course Material: Textbook: Grinblatt, Mark & Sheridan Titman (GT): Financial Markets and Corporate Strategy , latest edition, McGraw-Hill Selected research articles: distributed via Blackboard course site Case reader
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