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
• 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
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
eLearning quota in percent
planned learning activities and teaching methods
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich
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