Prof. dr hab. Zenon Marciniak

Corporate Finance [120201-0345]

Course Overview

This course is intended to provide students with a working knowledge of the principles and practices of financial management. The course will survey the major topics concerned with financial management of an enterprise, including:
- basic risk and return concepts,
- techniques for analyzing proposed capital expenditures and basic valuation methods,
- long-term financing decisions,
- comprehensive financial planning and working capital management,
- mergers & acquisitions and corporate restructuring.

Course Objectives

There are three main objectives for this course:
- To provide students with a good understanding of the scope and function of financial management at the firm level;
- To provide students with principles and concepts for dealing with practical problems in financial management;
- To provide students with techniques and methodologies that are commonly used in financial decision-making.
These objectives are to be achieved through a participative approach to learning.

Course Methodology
This course is intended to provide you with a basic framework for dealing with the financial implications of management decisions. Handling the financial aspects of a business requires both an understanding of concepts and the skills to do analysis. Skills are best developed by doing; therefore the pedagogical approach used is application-oriented. Therefore, the emphasis is on understanding the financial issues and alternatives available, and learning the essential analytical tools for dealing with them.
The discussion will generally contain the following:
- A brief description of the management problem(s) being faced, and the decision(s) to be made.
- An analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative. Decision(s) or recommendation(s) with supporting reasons.
This is a very busy course, consisting of lectures, problems/exercises, and one examination.

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