Corporate Finance (Names from L to Z)

llsms2120  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Corporate Finance (Names from L to Z)
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h
Grégoire Philippe; Nguyen Anh (compensates Grégoire Philippe); Thewissen James; Zhang Yue;
  • Econometrics, Finance and Fundamental mathematical and statistical concepts. Concepts covered in courses such as the ones listed below should be known.
  • Econométrie [ LECGE1316 ]
  • Mathématiques en économie et gestion I [ LECGE1112 ]
  • Mathématiques en économie et gestion II [ LECGE1230 ]
  • Statistique en économie et gestion I [ LECGE1114 ]
  • Statistique en économie et gestion II [ LECGE1224 ]
  • Finance [ LECGE1332 ]
Main themes
The course will cover the following topics:
  • Portfolio theory
  • CAPM
  • APT
  • Market efficiency
  • Capital structure, dividends
  • Derivative products and Option pricing in discrete time
  •  Real options analysis

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


On successful completion of this program, each student will acquire the following skills:

  • A scientific and systematic approach: Analyze and resolve problems in Acmultidisciplinary and complex management situations using a scientific and systematic approach
  • Communication and interpersonal skills: Communicate, converse effectively and convincingly with the stakeholders

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
  • Introduction and Recap fundamentals
  • Financial Distress
  • Long-Term Financing
  • Capital Structure
  • Advanced Valuation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Governance
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

  • In-class lectures.
  • Online forums.
  • Teamwork assignments
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Continuous evaluation
  • Date: before and after each course
  • Type of evaluation: tests, quizz, homeworks, use of Mylab, groupwork on Moodle.
  • Part of the class will be commodal, while the other will be exclusively on Teams. You will receive the schedule at the start of the year. 
  • Comments: Mylab/Finance is Compulsory for this course. The cost of the license is approx. 25 EUR per student. It is the responsibility of the student.
Evaluation week
  • Oral: No
  • Written: Yes - 2 hours on Wiseflow or TestWe
  • The written examination represents 40% of the final mark. So, it is crucial for sucess to complete the Continuous Evaluation on time !!
  • The homework counts for 10% of the final grade.
  • The continuous evaluation counts for 50% of the final grade.
Slides based on the two main reference books of the course
  • Corporate Finance, Berk and DeMarzo, 5th Edition, Pearson
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Management