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Course title Corporate Governance and Restructuring
Course code EBC4052
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment None
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 1-9-2014 24-10-2014 X/E X/E
Level Advanced
Coordinator Stefanie Kleimeier
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Language of instruction English
Understand different types of restructuring methods available to companies with specific attention to the relationship between firm value and restructuring.
Understand the need for corporate governance in today’s economies.
Learn about different corporate governance tools.
The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of corporate governance, i.e. how different corporate structures can lead to a better alignment of managers’ interests with those of shareholders.
In the first part of the course, the prerequisites needed for an in depths understanding of corporate governance and restructuring are discussed. On the one hand, corporate governance and restructuring will be motivated as solutions to principle-agency problems in the firm. On the other hand, valuation will be discussed which is at the very heart of finance and is the core paradigm that we will use throughout our study of corporate governance and restructuring. The basic evaluation techniques will be refreshed and reviewed in the context of a case study.
The second part of the course focuses on specific types of corporate restructuring and their implications for the governance of the company. Whereas mergers, acquisitions, takeovers or leveraged buyouts are the more well-known forms of corporate restructuring in industrialized countries, this course also explores the role of project finance and privatization in industrialized as well as developing countries.
Package of articles and cases.
Courses and workload are very demanding for all IB Master courses. Exchange students need to have obtained a Bachelor degree in business. Exchange students need to major in finance in their Master. Students are expected to understand the following concepts: capital budgeting including NPV, IRR, the calculation of WACC, the definition and estimation of cost of debt and equity, CAPM. The basics of financial accounting are also a prerequisite. An advanced level of English is required.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Business Research IB Electives
Master Business Research Track OR IB Electives
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Master International Business Track Accountancy Electives
Master International Business Track Controlling Electives
Master International Business Track Entrepreneurship Electives
Master International Business Track Finance Electives
Master International Business Track Finance Finance
Master International Business Track Organisation Electives
Master International Business Track Strategy and Innovation Electives
Master International Business Track Sustainable Finance Electives
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