PGE 3A -Finance (FIN)
International Corporate Finance
Contact hours
30 H
Number of spots
Open to visitors
Marie-Hélène BROIHANNE

Pedagogical contribution of the course to the program

LEARNING GOAL 1 : Students will master state-of-the-art knowledge and tools in management fields in general, as well as in areas specific to the specialized field of management.

Students will identify a business organization’s operational and managerial challenges in a complex and evolving environment.
Students will understand state-of-the-art management concepts and tools and use them appropriately.
Students will implement appropriate methodologies to develop appropriate solutions for business issues.
LEARNING GOAL 2 : Students will develop advanced-level managerial skills.
Students will work collaboratively in a team.
Students will participate in a decision-making process in a critical way.
Students will communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, in a business context.
LEARNING GOAL 4: Students will study and work effectively in a multicultural and international environment.
Students will demonstrate written and oral competency in two foreign languages.


This course will examine both organizational and financial drivers of shareholder value. By offering examples of corporate actions and policies in different industries and countries it will illustrate the effects of competition and environment on financing choices. It will also offer insights into why companies do not always strive to maximize shareholder value.

Teaching methods


- Lectures
- E-learning

In group

- Projects
- Case studies/texts


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Learning objectives

Cognitive domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 2) Explain the role of finance in an organization
  • - (level 2) Describe what determines the value of a firm’s securities and how management can influence these values.
  • - (level 2) Discuss the various methods for analyzing projects, how to apply them, and what to do if there are conflicting recommendations.
  • - (level 3) Use excel to determine the beta of a firm
  • - (level 3) Compute discount/hurdle rates.
  • - (level 3) Apply basic valuation concepts to international firms
  • - (level 4) Analyze the relationship between strategic decision making and corporate financing decisions.
  • - (level 5) Formulate a firm’s risk, explain what determines this risk, and how this affects the value of a firm.

Affective domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
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Part I: Investing decision Ch I: WACC and hurdle rates (Marie-Hélène Broihanne) • Section 1: The cost of equity • Section 2: The cost of debt • Section 3: WACC Ch. II: Evaluation of investment projects (Hava Orküt) Section 1: Time value of money Section 2: Investment rules Section 3: Evaluation of Cash flows Part II: Financing decisions & Payout policy (Hava Orküt) Ch.1: Financing decisions Section 1: An overview of financing choices Section 2: The financing process Ch. 2: Payout policy

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Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

Financial analysis Basic courses in Microeconomics, Finance and Statistics are prerequisites. Introductory accounting is also needed.

Teaching material

Mandatory tools for the course

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Documents in all formats

- Photocopies
- Case studies/texts

Moodle platform

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Additional electronic platforms

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Recommended reading

CORPORATE FINANCE, Damodaran, ed. Wiley CORPORATE FINANCE, Berk, DeMarzo, ed. Pearson Principles of Corporate Finance, Brealey, Myers and Allen, ed MacGraw-Hill Web sites : www.vernimmen.com http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/

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EM Research: Be sure to mobilize at least one resource

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List of assessment methods

Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 1Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : 11/08/2022
Written / Group / English / Weight : 40 %
Details : Report in group on the WACC of a company. Deadline Nov, 8th, 6 p.m.
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.1, LO1.2, LO1.3, LO2.1, LO2.2, LO2.3, LO4.1
Final evaluationExam week
Written (120 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 60 %
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.1, LO1.2, LO1.3
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