Corporate Finance and Investment (DLBCFIE)

Module Title: Corporate Finance and Investment

Module No.:


Semester / Term:



Minimum 1 Semester

Module Type(s):


Regularly offered in:


Workload: 150 h

Credit Points: 5

Admission Requirements:


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Contributing Courses to Module:


Self-study: 110 h
Self-examination: 20 h
Tutorials: 20 h

Course Coordinator(s) / Tutor(s):

Please see the current list of tutors on the Learning Management System.

Module Director:

Dr. habil. Jessica Hastenteufel

References to Other Programs:

  • Path to Master

References to Other Modules in the Program:

  • Financial Management
  • Management Accounting

Qualification and Educational Objectives of the Module:

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • recognize the targets and scope of corporate finance and the role of financial markets
  • understand agency-problems in corporations and how incentives and institutional and market mechanisms are used to mitigate agency costs
  • interpret financial statements and key performance indicators and draw conclusions about financing alternatives and potentials of a corporation
  • consider the time value of money and calculate the cost of capital used to discount future project cash flow streams
  • implement a long-term financing strategy and structure for corporations based on an appropriate mix of equity, debt, leasing, and hybrid financial instruments
  • effectively utilize cash management and working capital management to reduce short-term financing needs and costs
  • prepare investment decisions, estimate expected project cash flows and incorporate cash flow related risks into the decision process
  • apply investment decision methodologies to evaluate and select beneficial corporate investment projects

Course Content of the Module:

  • Introduction to Corporate Finance
  • Ownership and Corporate Governance
  • Understanding Financial Statements and Key Performance Indicators
  • Basic Concepts of Financial Theory
  • Long-term Financing Decisions
  • Short-term Financing Decisions
  • Capital Budgeting and Financial Modeling
  • Investment Rules and Decision Methods

Teaching Methods:

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Percentage of the Module Grade Relative to the Final Grade for the Program:


Prerequisites to Qualify for Assessment:


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Written Assessment: Written Assignment (100%)