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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Nov 27, 2021
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course examines the major structural transactions that corporations experience from an internal perspective, based on sound financial analysis conducted with an understanding of corporate governance, firm strategy, law, accounting, and organizational behavior. Particular emphasis will be on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and include topics in venture capital, initial public offerings, buyouts, divestitures, and bankruptcy. Readings, case study analysis, and active class discussion are emphasized. Teams of students will put the M&A process into practice by searching out and analyzing potential target firms for a major corporation and presenting their analyses and recommendations.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Letter Grade
Course Requirements: PREQ: BUSFIN 1311 and 1321; PLAN: Accounting, Finance, General Management, Global Management, Marketing, Business Information Systems, Human Resources Management, Supply Chain Management, Undeclared CBA majors

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