Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Introduction to finance (IF master and minor only)

FIN-401

Lecturer(s) :

Fahlenbrach Rüdiger

Language:

English

Remarque

For sem. MA1

Summary

The course provides a market-oriented framework for analyzing the major types of financial decisions made by firms. It provides an introduction to present value techniques, capital budgeting, asset valuation, the operation and efficiency of financial markets, and other financial decisions of firms.

Content

1. Introduction to finance

2. Arbitrage, discounting, and the term structure of interest rates

3. Introduction to the valuation of bonds and stocks

4. Risk and return

5. Capital Budgeting

6. Capital Structure Decisions

7. Financial derivatives

8. Risk management

Keywords

Corporate Finance, Valuation, Arbitrage Pricing, Risk Management

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

None

Recommended courses

None

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures, homework, exercises, case studies

Expected student activities

attendance at lectures, handing in homeworks, completing case studies, class participation

Assessment methods

35% Homework
25% Midterm exam
40% Final exam

 

Homework is open book. Final exam is closed-book.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

Berk and DeMarzo, Corporate Finance, Pearson, 2007.

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

Lecture notes for each class will be available via moodle.

Prerequisite for

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14   BS260BS260
14-15   
15-16    
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German