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Case Studies in Corporate Finance: Course Outline (MS MGT and MBA )

Corporate finance is the area of finance dealing with the sources of funding and the capital structure of corporations, the actions that managers take to increase the value of the firm to the shareholders, and the tools and analysis used to allocate finan

Course Outline

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce the students to the importance and functions of financial management in the overall business/ corporate environment. Concept of time value of money, discounted cash flow techniques, investment appraisal / capital budgeting techniques and concept of cost of capital along with   determination of the cost of capital under various arrangement is part of course. Dividend policy is very effective tool used by financial managers so it has been made a part of course. Students will also be introduced with concept international financial management The course is designed in such away as to encourage students to participate in the class assignments and case studies. This is totally an interactive course and it will require a full participation from students.

Course Objective  

To bring financial management decisions from the business world to the classroom, through the case method approach, by helping students develop decision-making skills in unstructured, uncertain, and complex (i.e., realistic) situations. The assigned cases cover a broad range of financial analysis with an emphasis on strategic valuations (mergers, acquisitions, and restructurings) and corporate financial strategy.

Course Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course students should be able to:

  • Calculate capital budgeting and resource allocation.
  • Describe and explain the management of corporate capital structure.
  • Analyze corporate acquisitions, and value enterprise, form of payment, and form of financing

Week Topic Assignments
1 Capital Budgeting Techniques –NPV,ARR, IRR. PBP
2 Case Study – Sales Strategy 
3 Case Study – Daewoo Company.  Case distrusted

Capital Budgeting when life of project is different

5 Case Study – Rapid Fire batteries
6 Case Study – Disney Land Case distrusted
7 Capital Structure theories and patterns 
8 Cost of Capital 
9 Case Study – Marriott Corporation 
10 Case Study - Marginal WACC Case distrusted
11 Merger and Acquisitions 
12 Case Study- CSX and Conrail Merger  Case distrusted
13 Dividend theories policies and patterns
14 Case Study- Fuzzy Tronics
15 Case Study =Cash budgeting  Case distrusted
16 Case Study- Islamic Finance