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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Professeur(s) responsable(s)J.LEFEBVRE
Intervenant(s)Jérémie LEFEBVRE, Maia GEJADZE, Hicham DAHER, Albane TARNAUD, Alix MANDRON, Alexandre ALLES, Muhammad-Farooq AHMAD, Frank PETEL, Yulia TITOVA

Pré requis

-Notions related to time value of money (discounting, compounding, net present value, internal rate of return)
-Analysis of financial statements
-Basic finance knowledge on publicly listed corporations (stocks and their valuation, bonds and their valuation)

Objectifs du cours

his is an introductory course on corporate finance with emphasis on a company’s financing and investment decisions and the impact of these decisions on firm value:

At the end of this course, students should be able to:
-Decide whether or not to invest in a new project using capital budgeting techniques.
-Use proper investment decision rules (NPV, IRR, payback rule).
-Decide how to finance new investments (debt vs. equity) based on the effect on firm value.
-Decide about the company’s payout policies (dividend vs. stock repurchase).

Contenu du cours

The course covers several chapters of the book Corporate Finance, by Berk and DeMarzo (see reference below): chapters 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18.
For each chapter, students will work in teams to apply the notions to a real company (case studies and oral presentations).
Students will review the theory and make exercices using the online platform MyFinanceLab.

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings15,00  
Face to face
Interactive class24,00  
Independent study
Group Project10,00  
Estimated personal workload10,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant74,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Presentation
  • E-learning
  • Interactive class
  • Case study


Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Final Exam
Written exam2,00140,00
Continuous assessment
Oral presentation0,20210,00
Case study0,00320,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • Berk, DeMarzo, Corporate Finance, 3rd Global Edition, Pearson (other editions are possible) -

Ressources internet

  • IESEG Online

    MyFinanceLab (

    The lecture slides, sample exam questions, exercises, and student presentation instructions are all available on the course website -please check regularly for updates - (http://ieseg-online). PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENT PRESENTATIONS.

  • MyFinanceLab

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