YLAS4110 Corporate Finance (6 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



Real assets valuation, Capital Structure and Corporate Strategy, Impact of taxes on Financing Choice, Dividend policy & Share Repurchases; Bankruptcy Costs and Debt Holder-Equity Holder Conflicts; Managerial Incentives and Financial Decisions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Strategy, Risk Management (including use of financial derivatives) and Real Options.

Completion methods

Contact teaching course, spring semester 3rd period. The study methods of the contact teaching course are specified in the study program annually.

Assessment details

Accepted completion of the designated assignments. The assessment criteria of the course is specified in the study program annually.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- calculate cost of capital using relevant benchmarks and risk profiles of firms
- valuate real assets
- examine and discuss investment and financing strategies of firms
- analyze financing choices in the light of taxation and bankruptcy costs
- describe variegated aspects of managerial incentives and motivations, and illustrate how they affect firm value
- describe various dynamics of mergers and acquisitions
- compare and use different financial derivative instruments in order to do corporate risk management at an advanced level.

Additional information

Note: YLAA1325 and YLAS4110 are overlapping course alternatives

Study materials

Recommended research articles
Lecture notes and exercises during surgery sessions


  • Shapiro, A. 2006. Multinational Financial Management, 8th Edition, J. Wiley & Sons.; ISBN: 9780471737698
  • Madura, J. 2000. International Financial Management, 10th edition, South-Western College Publishing (A division of International Thomson Publishing Inc.); ISBN: 9781133947837
  • Grinblatt, M. & Titman, S. 2001. Financial Markets and Corporate Strategy. 2nd edition, McGraw Hill.; ISBN: 9780072294330

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (6 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
No published teaching