Corporate Finance

Name in diploma supplementCorporate Finance
Organisational Unit Lehrstuhl für Finanzierung (https://www.fin.wiwi.uni-due.de/)
LecturersProf. Dr. Heiko Jacobs
Cyclewinter semesterParticipants at mostno limit

Preliminary knowledge

Students are assumed to have an undergraduate level knowledge of finance and of statistics/econometrics. A sufficient level of spoken and written English language skills is necessary. 


Structured presentation of the theory and practice of how corporations make financial decisions


  • Statement Analysis
  • Investments, Capital Budgeting, and DCF Valuation
  • Valuation of Bonds and Stocks
  • Risk and Return
  • Capital Market Equilibrium and Cost of Capital
  • Project Analysis and Real Options
  • Capital Structure and Payout Policy
  • Behavioral Corporate Finance


The course is based on material from the following corporate finance books:

  • Berk/DeMarzo: Corporate Finance
  • Brealey/Myers/Allen: Principles of Corporate Finance
  • Welch: Corporate Finance
  • Ross/Westerfield/Jaffe: Corporate Finance

Some additional material (mostly in the form of academic papers) will be given in the lecture.

Teaching concept

The course is held in the form of lectures.


  • BWL EaF Master 2015>Pflichtbereich >Modul "Corporate Finance"1st-2nd Semester, Compulsory
  • LA gbF/kbF BK Master 2014>Masterprüfung in der kleinen beruflichen Fachrichtung >Finanz- und Rechnungswesen, Steuern >Profil "Finanzdienstleistungen" in der kleinen beruflichen Fachrichtung >Wahlpflichtbereich im Profil "Finanzdienstleistungen" >Modul "Corporate Finance"1st-3rd Semester, Elective
  • MuU Master 2013>Wahlpflichtbereich III >Wahlpflichtbereich III A.: Märkte und Unternehmen aus Unternehmensperspektive >Modul "Corporate Finance"1st-3rd Semester, Elective
  • VWL Master 2009-V2013>Wahlpflichtbereich II >Modul "Corporate Finance"1st-3rd Semester, Elective
WIWI‑C1122 - Lecture: Corporate Finance