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.


This course introduces the fundamental tools used in corporate finance. After completing the course, the students should have the skills and knowledge to select and effectively apply techniques for valuing firms and comparing investment opportunities, evaluate possible methods of raising capital, evaluate the optimal capital structure of the firm, and understand the functioning of financial markets, and how the market prices of financial assets relate to the cost of capital of firms. 

Credits: 6

Schedule: 07.09.2022 - 20.10.2022

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:

    Analysis of investment projects, cost of capital, equity valuation, capital structure, payout policy, mergers and acquisitions

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Exam: 70%

    Assignments: 30%

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, assignments, and independent study


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
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    Teaching Language : English

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

    Enrollment :

    Mandatory course in Minor in Finance. A maximum of 400 students can be accepted to the course. BIZ degree and exchange students are prioritized to the course.

    Not open for BIZ Finance major students (finance major students can register for the course 28C00100 Corporate Finance). Not open for first year students at the Bachelor's programme in Business (Kauppatieteiden kandidaattiohjelma).