The primary objective of this course is to provide second-year doctoral
students in finance an overview of a corporate financial theory. The
course seeks to prepare students for research (primarily academic;
secondarily, policy- and practitioner-oriented) in corporate finance.
After some preliminaries, this course will survey fundamental
theoretical concepts of corporate financial theory, along with, to a
limited extent, discussion of empirical methodology and
results. More details are
provided in the course syllabus and
detailed notes and problems (with solutions) are available in the Readings and Coursepack. Other useful
information and links are provided below and in Teaching and Courses. Students
are encouraged to contact the
instructor about any questions or problems that they encounter.
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updates. Students should not
attempt this course with an insufficient quantitative background
(including a comprehension of subject material from
the first semester course in financial theory, Algebra, Finite
Mathematics, Calculus and Statistics. Contact
information and office hours are listed on the course syllabus. Check
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