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Corporate Finance

This course will introduce students to the basic elements of corporate finance. The main topics covered are a) financial statement analysis and firm performance measurement, b) the theory and practice of capital structure decisions, c) estimating a firm's cost of capital, and d) basic company valuation techniques. No prior knowledge of finance or accounting is assumed, but a willingness to analyze numerical data is important. Roughly half of the course will be in lecture format, and the other half will be analyzing business case studies. The course is not a standard law school course, in that we will not be reading much case law, but we will emphasize applications in law that use these tools. Because of the significant overlap with the MBA curriculum, this class is not appropriate for students in the JD-MBA program. Teaching Method: Lecture and discussion Text: Gilson and Black, (Some of) The Essentials of Corporate Finance and Investment Prerequisites: None Evaluation: final exam and take-home problem set


Catalog Number: BUSCOM 656
Practice Areas: Business, Corporate,Trans AreaCommercial Practice Area


Course History

Fall 2013
Title: Corporate Finance
Faculty: Black, Bernard (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 45



Spring 2013
Title: Corporate Finance
Faculty: Black, Bernard (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 0



Fall 2012
Title: Corporate Finance
Faculty: Ayotte, Kenneth M. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 65



Spring 2012
Title: Corporate Finance
Faculty: Black, Bernard (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 0



Fall 2011
Title: Corporate Finance
Faculty: Ayotte, Kenneth M. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 65



Fall 2010
Title: Corporate Finance
Faculty: Black, Bernard (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 51