International Business Studies FT
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Corporate Finance (WP)*

level of course unit

2. Study cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• develop and apply specialist knowledge relating to different financing options for start-ups and companies on international financial markets and privately.
• carry out key figure analyses of companies and monitor liquidity management.
• compare companies analytically.
• analyze practical cases.

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

• The course content includes the transfer of knowledge in the field of financing options for start-ups and established companies on international capital markets and with the help of private intermediaries.
• In addition, the topics of working capital management and securing liquidity are analyzed in greater depth.

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)
• Kevin Kaiser and S. David Young, 2009, Need Cash? Look Inside Your Company. Harvard Business Review May 2009, 64-71.
• Harvard Business Cases (e.g. HBS-Case: Warburg Pincus and emgs: The IPO Decision (HBS 9-807-092), Ratios Tell a Story (UV1138), Unidentified Industries (HBS 9-207-096), Wilson Lumber Company (HBS 9-207-096)

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


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


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