Through case studies, lectures, student projects and guest speakers, the course provides students with exposure to the unique
finance, governance, and management issues faced by family and privately held firms,
and ways in which these issues can be addressed. This elective is designed for students
who may be involved in family firms and closely held companies in a variety of roles:
joining either their own family's or someone else's firm, and students who will do business
with family firms, consult to them, invest in them, work with them in private wealth
management, mergers and acquisitions, banking, consulting etc.
Advanced Corporate Finance
The purpose of this course is to provide you with an understanding of major decisions made by corporate financial managers
and familiarize you with the tools used to make these decisions. The first part of the
course covers methods used to value investment projects. Particular attention will be
given to the methods of weighted-average cost of capital (WACC), and adjusted present
value (APV). The next part of the course focuses on issues of corporate financial structure.
The focus will be on the choice of financing through equity, debt and other types of
securities and on payout policies through dividends.