Accelerated Corporate Finance (FINC 440)

Course Description:
Corporate finance covers the financial knowledge you need to run a firm, whether the firm is a multi-billion dollar international conglomerate or a three-person start up. Accelerated Corporate Finance will combine the material from Finance 1 and Finance 2 in an intensive one-quarter course. We will cover valuation (discounted cash flow, multiples, and real options), capital structure (how firms finance themselves), and payout policy (should firms return capital to investors and if so how). For more details, you should read the descriptions of Finance 1 and Finance 2. The logical concepts will be covered in class, technical skills and intuition will be developed in class and through online exercises, and then the logic and tools will be applied to a set of valuation, financing, and payout cases. Given the pace of the course, students are expected to be prepared to put in the extra effort in class and outside of class. Basic finance knowledge (discounting) and accounting is assumed.

Enrollment Requirements:
Reserved for MBA students who have taken and passed the ACF qualifying exam.

Syllabus:
The syllabus and all of the materials for the course can be found on the course Canvas page (here).

Principles of Finance (FE 310)

Course Description:
Principles of Finance is an intensive one-quarter course that provides an introduction to the major topics in the field of finance with an emphasis on valuation and corporate finance principles. The topics covered will include the impact of time and uncertainty on value, discounted cash flows, equity and debt valuation, the term structure of interest rates, portfolio theory, asset pricing, and efficient market theory. The course will also explore the financing decisions of firms, including capital budgeting, capital structure, and payout policy.

Enrollment Requirements:
Reserved for students enrolled in the Kellogg Certificate Program for Undergraduates (CPU).

Syllabus:
The syllabus and all of the materials for the course can be found on the course Canvas page (here).