Cases in Сorporate Finance


Matti Suominen, Professor,




45 hours of classes


Major, concentration: 

Management: Financial Management



Financial Management


Aim of the Course:

This case course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to apply and extend the concepts and tools they have learned in other courses. Its main theme is the creation of shareholder value. Topics covered include financial analysis, capital budgeting, company valuation, the cost of capital, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, capital structure decision, initial equity offerings and dividend policy.


Course Content:

Topic 1.  Introduction to Financial Analysis

Topic 2.  Company Valuation

Topic 3.  Cost of Capital  

Topic 4. Capital Structure Decision

Topic 5. Leveraged Buyouts

Topic 6. Initial Public Offerings

Topic 7. Payout Policy

Topic 8. Mergers and Acquisitions


Teaching Methods:

Class work, presentations, assignments, group project.


Course reading:

1. Kester: Case Problems in Finance.

2. Material distributed in class (lecture notes, additional reading material, cases, etc.)


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