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BAFI 503 Topics in Corporate Finance

Prerequisites:
BAFI 502, BAFI 511

The objective of the course is for you to learn the basic financial tools needed to make good business decisions. This course is intended to broaden and deepen your understanding of issues related to valuing long-term investment projects. After reviewing some of the basic concepts from BAFI 500, we will introduce Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) and Adjusted Net Present Value (APV) as alternative methods for evaluating long-term investments. Differences between WACC and APV as well as the strengths and weaknesses of each method will be discussed. In the second part of the course, we introduce the real options and comparable approaches to valuing investment projects. Understanding the value of real options is crucial for understanding firms’ strategic investment decisions. Finally, we apply and extend all these basic tools to value a company. 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 - Aziz Alimov

Course Outline - Class of 2018 (updated February 22, 2017)

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