Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


By the end of the course, the students will be able to show detailed understanding of the decisions facing the financial management of a business enterprise, such as payout policy, capital structure decisions, and others.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 05.09.2022 - 21.10.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Joni Kokkonen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Corporate financing; dividend policy; capital structure; debt financing; mergers, acquisitions and corporate control. The assignments require fluency in the use of a spreadsheet program.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1. Lectures
    2. Exercises (50%)
    3. Final exam (50%) based on the lectures, exercises, the textbook and other readings provided in class.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Classroom hours, 32 h
    Class preparation, 36 h
    Exercise & Case Study hours, 8 h
    Exercise & Case Study preparation, 60 h
    Exam preparation, 30 h
    Exam, 3 h


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    1 No Poverty

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn I

    Enrollment :

    This course is offered to BIZ finance bachelor major students only. A maximum of 75 students can be accepted to the course. Finance BSc major students will be guaranteed a seat on the course. Students re-taking the course (grade already registered) will not be prioritized and can participate only if there are places remaining.

    Other BIZ, Aalto, and exchange students students can register for the course FIN-A0103 Fundamentals of Corporate Finance.