Corporate Finance

This course covers the basic principles of corporate finance and develops the necessary practical tools for financial decisions and corporate valuation. 

After a brief introduction, which considers the goals of an enterprise against the background of different corporate governance regimes, we will take a closer look at the relationship between stock prices and the cost of equity. In this context, we will discuss practical guidelines to derive the cost of capital for single projects and for the whole enterprise. We will then cover the determinants of the optimal debt/equity mix and the consequences for an enterprise’s cost of capital and valuation. Finally, the course will provide an overview of an enterprise’s external financing alternatives (debt and equity) and the security issuance process (IPOs). 

  • Understand the basic questions of Corporate Finance
  • Develop an understanding of the role and importance of agency problems and their consequences
  • Derive the relationship between an enterprise’s stock price and the cost of equity
  • Become familiar with the concept of the weighted-average cost of capital
  • Develop the necessary practical skills to estimate the cost of capital of an enterprise
  • Understand the impact of financial leverage, tax, and financial distress on the cost of capital
  • Become aware of how companies raise capital
  • Learn about financing sources for corporations and equity financing

Yvonne Krack

Marketing Manager Executive Education



2019-02-24 / 2019-02-24
2019-03-10 / 2019-03-10
2019-03-23 / 2019-03-23
Place Düsseldorf
Language English
Price 2.195 €