2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This is an advanced course in corporate financial strategies. The objective of the course is to highlight the role of finance in strategic decision-making and to extend, integrate, and apply what students have learned in other courses in the context of complex business cases. The courseexamines the interplay between asset management issues and liability management issues in a variety of different contexts, with an emphasis on situations in which firms find themselves in changing business environments or in situations where change is needed to enhance value. Key strategic and financial choices will be examined in the context of large capital structure changes, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, LBOs, debt restructurings, activist investor activity, incentive conflicts, and the creation of specialized organizational forms. The course focuses on the role of corporate financial strategies in the value-creation process and discusses how corporate financial strategies and decisions must be optimally formulated in the context of a firm's business strategy and corporate culture.
Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Grad LG/SU3 Basis

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