Course Catalog and Schedule



Finance II (FINC-431-0)
1.00 Credit
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Description:

Finance II: Corporate Finance covers the financial knowledge you need to run a firm, whether the firm is a multi-billion international conglomerate or a three-person start up. You will learn how to answer the three fundamental question of corporate finance: (1) Capital structure or the funding decision: which source(s) of capital should you use to fund the firm's project? (2) Capital budgeting or the investment decision: which projects should you invest in? (3) Dividend decision: how should you deploy the capital that the project returns?

We will cover the three fundamental methods for valuing projects and firms: discounted cash flow (or net present value), real options, and multiples analysis. The class begins with a theoretical framework. The world of finance is very complex. Without a logical structure that you can use to frame and answer questions, you will rapidly become lost and will be unable to defend your position. The theoretical framework is valuable, however, only if you can use it to examine real world decisions. Thus the majority of class time will be devoted to applying the logical framework.

This course is important for anyone who plans to run a firm or a division, who hopes to be involved in the investment or funding decisions of the firm, who plans to work for a service provider who will assist the firm in analyzing these decisions (e.g., banking and consulting), or who plans to invest in firms or advise clients who will invest in firms. Even if you initially specialize in a different functional area, you want to understand how the finance function works. The most brilliant idea isn't useful if you cannot get it funded.

Recommended Prerequisites: ACCT-430 and MECN-430



Prerequisites:
Full-Time: (ACCT-430-0 OR ACCTM-430-0) AND (FINC-430-0 OR FINCM-430-0)
E&W: ACCT-430-0 AND FINC-430-0

Negative Requisites:
All Students: FINC-440-0 OR FINC-441-0

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Academic Year Term   Session Course ID Title Sec ID   Credits Syl Instructor Times Campus Location Mand 1st Exam
2018-2019 Fall 2018 10 Weeks FINC-431-0 Finance II 31 1 Mezzanotti, Filippo Mon/Thu 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Evanston Global Hub (L130) N Multiple times available December 8 – 12. Registration required.
2018-2019 Fall 2018 10 Weeks FINC-431-0 Finance II 32 1 Mezzanotti, Filippo Mon/Thu 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Evanston Global Hub (2120) N Multiple times available December 8 – 12. Registration required.
2018-2019 Fall 2018 10 Weeks FINC-431-0 Finance II 33 1 Mezzanotti, Filippo Mon/Thu 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Evanston Global Hub (2120) N Multiple times available December 8 – 12. Registration required.
2018-2019 Fall 2018 10 Weeks FINC-431-0 Finance II 81 1 Ravina, Enrichetta Sat 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Chicago Wieboldt (150) N
2018-2019 Winter 2019 10 Weeks FINC-431-0 Finance II 31 1 Ponticelli, Jacopo Mon/Thu 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Evanston TBD (Room TBA) N
2018-2019 Winter 2019 10 Weeks FINC-431-0 Finance II 32 1 Ponticelli, Jacopo Mon/Thu 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Evanston TBD (Room TBA) N
2018-2019 Winter 2019 10 Weeks FINC-431-0 Finance II 33 1 Frydman, Carola Tue/Fri 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Evanston TBD (Room TBA) Y
2018-2019 Winter 2019 10 Weeks FINC-431-0 Finance II 81 1 Frydman, Carola Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chicago TBD (Room TBA) Y
2018-2019 Spring 2019 10 Weeks FINC-431-0 Finance II 31 1 Matsa, David A. Mon/Thu 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Evanston TBD (Room TBA) N
2018-2019 Spring 2019 10 Weeks FINC-431-0 Finance II 32 1 Matsa, David A. Mon/Thu 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Evanston TBD (Room TBA) N
2018-2019 Spring 2019 10 Weeks FINC-431-0 Finance II 33 1 Matsa, David A. Mon/Thu 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Evanston TBD (Room TBA) N
2018-2019 Spring 2019 10 Weeks FINC-431-0 Finance II 34 1 Ravina, Enrichetta Tue/Fri 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Evanston TBD (Room TBA) N
2018-2019 Spring 2019 10 Weeks FINC-431-0 Finance II 81 1 Ravina, Enrichetta Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chicago TBD (Room TBA) N