Study: Master in Business Administration (MBA) (301)
Coordinating teacher: TOLDRA SIMATS, ANNA
Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration
ECTS Credits: 2.0 ECTS
Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Quantitative Methods and Financial Mathematics. Homogenization Courses (C). MBA program.
After this course students should be able to:
Objective 1: Understand the difference between equity and debt.
Objective 2: Find the optimal capital structure of a firm.
Objective 3: Understand the effect of taxes on the value of firms and on their optimal capital structure.
Objective 4: Understand the impact of agency problems in the ability of firms to raise funds.
Objective 5: Understand the basics of bond and stock pricing.
Class 1: Introduction to Corporate Financing. The capital structure of a firm: Modigliani&Miller's propositions.
Class 2: Capital structure with taxes.
Class 3: Agency conflicts: Borrowing in the presence of adverse selection and moral hazard.
Class 4: Problem Set resolution: block I.
Class 5: Bond and Stock pricing
Class 6: Problem Set resolution: block II.
Learning activities and methodology
(i) 15 hour recitations, where the course instructor will explain the theoretical foundations of the course and will solve some selected exercises of problem sets.
(ii) Resolution of problem sets by students, to be conducted by students independently off classroom.
(iii) Office hours, where individual doubts will be addressed.
% end-of-term-examination 60
% of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40