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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)A.RIDING

Pré requis

This is an introductory course in corporate investment decision-making. Consequently, prerequisites for the students include: 1) a satisfactory understanding and knowledge of how company financial statements should be read and understood and 2) a business bachelor level in calculus.

Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:
- have acquired a good understanding of the main concepts needed in the process of making corporate investment decisions.
- use the techniques and tools to perform a financial analysis determining the opportunity to carry on or not with an investment project and bring his/her conclusions to management.
- have built foundation knowledge that will enable him or her to keep deepening its understanding and know-how of the field as he or she progresses in a career.

Contenu du cours

The course is structured around the study and practical testing of six concepts needed in corporate investment decision-making:
- Time value of money.
- Free cash-flow.
- Returns (IRR and ROIC).
- Basics of asset valuation.
- Capital budgeting.
- Value creation and decision-making.
The course covers most of the body of knowledge on these subjects in the CFA program (Corporate finance and Quantitative methods). Please note though, this is not a CFA preparation.
Students willing to study the field of corporate finance should understand that they are embarking a long journey and that this is a first step.
Connections between strategy and corporate investment decision will also be made during the class when studying the 3rd and 6th concepts.

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class16,00   Please note this is an intensive class: 16 hours of class in one week, from Monday to Thursday.
Independent work
Research8,00   1h per day * 4 days = 4 hours.
+ 4 hours of revision for assessment = 8 hours.

Slides and exercises studied during the class will be provided to the students each day.
Independent study
Estimated personal workload8,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant32,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Interactive class


Assessment of students' command of the course material will take the form of a case study that will include directed questions and which will require data analysis and relevant calculations.

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Case study2,000100,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • Any text book in introductory finance -

Ressources internet


  • subjectmoney

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