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Master Course Corporate Finance

2 SS and 6 ECTS



Assoz.Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Eva Wagner, Ass.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Brunner-Kirchmair (Johannes Kepler University, Linz)


Course description

This course provides a detailed examination of key theoretical and practical issues in finance. Major topical areas include sources of finance, cost of capital, equity and corporate valuation, analysis of financial statements, capital budgeting, corporate governance, financial control of corporations and mergers & acquisitions.

The objectives of the course are to develop the financial and analytical skills, logical thought processes and information literacy necessary to make and implement strategic corporate financial decisions in a global environment.


Course Materials

To be announced


Class Format

Study of the various topics will be conducted through lectures and case analyses.

Business cases will be discussed in class. Students are expected to have read the assigned material before class. Attendance and participation is necessary.



There will be a final exam and a retry exam. Final examination is closed books/notes.


Required Reading

Financial Management, Theory and Practice by Brigham and Ehrhardt, 16th edition, South-Western, Cengage Learning Publisher