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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)R.SAITO

Pré requis

Students who register for this course should be familiar with
1. Corporate Finance
2. Accounting
3. Business Strategy

Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course, the student should be able to :
-understand how privately owned firms go public by way of an initial public offering (IPO);
-understand the importance of a well functioning IPO market to economic growth.
-understand the process of an initial public offering.
-understand the roles of the investment bank, the venture capitalist, the corporate lawyers and the investors in an IPO

Contenu du cours

In this course, we will discuss a firm’s decision to go public and develop an IPO plan that best meets the firm’s objectives. To do this, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of going public and its implications. The topics include 1) timeline of a firm going public, 2) a young firm vs. an established firm going public, 3) IPO listing methods (such as book-building, fixed-price, dutch auction), 4) regulatory requirements, and 5) case studies of PetroChina and Google

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class12,00   Lectures based on discussion on the reading list
Coaching4,00   Cases will be discussed
Independent study
Group Project24,00   Based on the project assignment
Estimated personal workload10,00   Individual readings and assignements
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant50,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Project work
  • Interactive class
  • Case study
  • Coaching


Assessment will be based on the project team as well as on the class participation. There will be a final exam.

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Group Project20,00130,00
Case study10,00120,00
Continuous assessment
Final Exam
Written exam4,00050,00
TOTAL     120,00


  • The reading list will be avaliable on line -

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