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Advanced Corporate Finance

level of course unit

2. Study cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• expand financial knowledge related to potential determinants of the capital structure and value of a company.
• apply financial education, in particular in the field of business valuation.
• compare companies from the point of view of profitability.
• analyze practical cases.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Course: Corporate Finance

course contents

• Students expand their financial knowledge of the importance and potential determinants of the capital structure of a company, based on the Modigliani-Miller theorems.
• They also expand their financial knowledge in the field of company valuation (multiples, discounted cash flow: WACC, APV, CCF) and apply it in the context of start-ups, share issues and mergers and acquisitions.

recommended or required reading

• Berk, Jonathan; DeMarzo, Peter: Corporate Finance. Pearson (latest edition)
• Brealey, Richard A.; Myers, Stewart C.; Allen, Franklin: Principles of Corporate Finance. McGraw-Hill (latest international edition)
• Hull, John C.: Options, Futures and Other Derivatives. Pearson (latest edition)
• Harvard Business Cases (e.g. Massey Ferguson (HBS 9-282-043), Tottenham Hotspur (HBS 9-209-059), Winfield Refuse Management (HBS 5-913-531))

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam

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eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery

Compulsory elective

work placement(s)