Corporate Finance

This course will provide a comprehensive review of corporate finance theory from the beginning to the modern. Recent Nobel Prize winning economics such as risk theory and behavioral finance theory are included.

Textbook: Financial Theory and Corporate Policy by Copeland, Weston, and Shastri

Assessment

  • Final exam offered in class
  • Paper summaries
  • Paper presentation
  • Research Replication

Course Resources

  • Fama/French Factors from Kenneth French’s website
  • Regression Basics – This is the bare minimum you must know about linear regression as an undergraduate business major regardless of what university you attend. It is located in the appendix of Introduction to Finance Analytics in my library.

Topic Coverage

Empirical Methods

Market Efficiency

Market Frictions

Behavioral Finance