Fjármál fyrirtækja


Ár3. ár
ÖnnHaustönn/Fall 2019
Stig námskeiðsÓskilgreint
Tegund námskeiðsSkylda
UndanfararV-104-STÆR, Hagnýt stærðfræði I
V-303-TOL1, Hagnýt tölfræði I
SkipulagEkkert skráð skipulag.
Heiðrún Ingrid Hlíðberg
Stefan Wendt
The course covers the fundamental concepts of corporate finance. Based on the time value of money the course discusses key instruments in equity and debt financing and their valuation. This includes a discussion of the relationship between risk and return and key theories in that respect. The course also focuses on capital budgeting and its practical application. The capital structure choice is discussed in both perfect and imperfect market settings. This includes the impact of, e.g., taxes, financial distress, conflicts of interests and agency problems as well as a discussion of ways to influence the capital structure including issuance of securities and payout policies. The course also discusses the limitations of the key theories applied in corporate finance with regard to potential ethical conflicts.
At the end of the course students possess fundamental knowledge of
  •  corporate financing instruments and their valuation,
  •  the main theories on the relationship between risk and return from a stockholder’s and a bondholder’s perspective,
  • perfect financial markets and market imperfections,
  • capital budgeting,
  • capital structure theories,
  • conflicts of interests and agency problems,
  • issuance of securities, and
  • payout policies.
Students develop their skills to
  • calculate present and future value of cash flows and financial return measures,
  • apply financial theories to infer the cost of capital for both equity and debt  
  • analyze a firm’s capital structure and financing decisions and identify ways for improvement
  • recognize the limitations inherent in the theories discussed, including potential ethical conflicts.
Students develop their competences to
  •  participate in corporate financial decision making,
  •  identify financial challenges and find and justify appropriate solutions,
  •  reflect on the consequences of their decisions in the corporate, economic, social and ecological context, and
  •  participate in discussions about corporate finance.

Ekkert skráð lesefni.