BAFI 502 Corporate Finance
This course focuses on the considerations that enter the capital structure and payout policy choices of a firm. A review of the basic principles of capital structure and payout policy is provided followed by a detailed discussion of specific considerations. The topics covered include the impact of taxes on the use of debt and on payout decisions (dividends versus share repurchases), the use of hybrid securities to address information asymmetry between managers and shareholders, the impact of capital structure on managerial incentives, the role of capital structure on industry competition, financial distress and restructuring. The course concludes with an overview of corporate governance mechanisms focusing on the role of boards and executive compensation. Business cases and real world applications are used extensively throughout the course. This course will be useful to students considering careers in corporate finance, investment banking, commercial banking and consulting.
Instructor Biography - Hernan Ortiz Molina
Course Outline - Class of 2019 (updated November 16, 2017) - Preliminary Course Outline
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