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Introduction to Corporate Finance

Introduction to Corporate Finance

Code: FIE3LF101
Scope: 5 ECTS
Timing: semester 4
Language: English
Curriculum: GLOBBA
Course level: Specialisation Studies
Course type: compulsory for ACC/FIE specialisation students

Starting level and linkage with other courses
Prerequisites: ACC1LF101 Basics of Financial Management and MAT1LF101 Business Mathematics.

Learning outcomes
You recognize and understand the effects of risk and return for an enterprise. You understand the role of finance function of a company and you can make financial decisions related to working capital management, capital structure, payout policy, mergers and acquisitions. You can show detailed understanding of the decisions of financial management. You understand corporate control issues in different corporate funding situations. You can evaluate capital investment proposals of a company.


  • basic concepts of financial decision making and financial planning
  • corporate financing sources
  • time value of money
  • equity and debt finance
  • capital investment decisions
  • cost of capital and capital structure
  • mergers, acquisitions and corporate control
  • principles of corporate valuation

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
If you have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, you can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through your studies. More information and instructions for RPL are available at MyNet.

Cooperation with the business community
Guest lecturers and project/case study work

An international case company and benchmarking the closest competitors in multicultural student teams.

Course formats
Contact and distant sessions or educationalisation.

Students' performance is graded on the following scale: Excellent (5), Very good (4), Good (3), Satisfactory (2), Fair (1), Fail (0).
A link to the joint assessment grid. The assessment of one’s own learning.

Course teacher(s)
Mika Mustikainen

Learning materials
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.