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Corporate Finance I

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

Upon successful completion of this course students will have gained a sound basic knowledge and understanding of the analytical tools essential to understand the capital market, as well as to understand and apply the instruments of the capital market.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not specified

course contents

The course presupposes knowledge of the fundamental procedures of investment appraisal as well as sources of finance and different types of finance. Building on this foundation, the subject of the course will be the key investments and financial decisions of a company as well as the relevant financing and capital market theoretical relationships. These include the evaluation of independent investments in uncertain conditions, the portfolio-selection theory as a decision-making approach to dependent investments in uncertainty, the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) and the arbitrage pricing theory (APT), portfolio management, operating and financial leverage, models to optimize debt levels, capital market-oriented real investment and company valuations.

recommended or required reading

Berk/DeMarzo (2013). Corporate Finance. Pearson Education.
Brealey/Myers/Allen (2010). Principles of Corporate Finance – Global Edition. McGraw-Hill.
Brealey (2011). Fundamentals of Corporate Finance. McGraw-Hill.

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam and/or scientific paper and/or presentation

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dipl.-Kffr. Galkiewicz Dominika

year of study

1st year

recommended optional program components

not specified

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable