Seminar Corporate Finance (374026)

Seminar Profile

General Details
Title Seminar Corporate Finance
Course code(s) 374026
Offered SoSe 24
Course availability only summer term
Course content Company valuation
Target Group

MSc WiWi PO 2018; MSc WiIng PO 2018: Area Finance, Banking & Insurance (Major und Minor)

Number of participants 20
Language German or English
Location External seminar with industry partner
Industry partner PWC and a partnering company
Timetable Block event
Completion of term paper During the term
Requirements and Support
Objectives In this empirically oriented seminar, students work on practice-related questions of company valuation with the help of numerical software (Matlab, R, Python). Subsequently, the results are evluated economically and presented scientifically.
Prerequisites BWL III
Introductory course to academic research An introduction to scientific work at the Institute for Banking and Finance and Programming in R(170504 / 271042 / 374027) is mandatory. This takes place after the binding registration. Further information will be announced during the introductory event.
Formal guidelines Guidelines for the preparation of scientific papers are available in Stud.IP.
General literature

Berk, J. B., & DeMarzo, P. M. (2007). Corporate finance. Pearson Education.

Brooks, C. (2014). Introductory econometrics for finance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Inselbag, I., Kaufold, H (1997). Two DCF approaches for valuing companies under alternative financing strategies. Journal of Applied Corporate Finance 10 (1), 114 - 122.

Levi, Y., Welch, I. (2017). Best Practice for Cost-of-Capital Estimates. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 52 (2), 427 - 463.

Basic literature to introduce each topic Yes
Methodology An empirical research or a simulation study
Specialised software R / Python or similar statistical software
Recommended word processing software LaTeX  / MS Word 
Page count 24 (group of 3), 20 (group of 2), 16 (alone)
Meeting(s) to discuss outline Multiple possible
Performance requirements / evaluation [indicate weighting] Attendance during presentation session is required, consists of a written part and a presentation performance
Examiner Prof. Dr. Dierkes
Contact person M.Sc. Brian von Knoblauch
Group Assignments and Topics
Group work Required
Group size 2 - 3
Group formation Based on preferences of the students, allocation by the institute
Topics The topics will be announced at a presentation event. Further information can be found in Stud.IP.
Topic allocation Based on preferences
Type of advance registration Form filled out in ILIAS (Link will be available in Stud.IP)
Pre-registration / Application -
Kick-Off-Meeting 25.03.2024. Details will be announced via Stud.IP.
Topic assignment 11.04.2023
Binding registration 14.04.2023
Commencement of seminar paper 17.04.2023
Submission of seminar paper 29.05.2023(6 weeks processing time)
Submission of presentation -
Presentations Probably 12.06.2023. Details will be announced via Stud.IP.
Additional Notes

The seminar is held in cooperation with the management consultancy PwC and a partner company. As part of the joint cooperation, three 90-minute events will be held in which PwC will introduce cash flow planning and discounted cash flow methods. The dates are expected to be: 08.04.2024, 15.04.2024, 22.04.2024. Participation in the dates is mandatory for seminar participants.

Further information and documents will be published on StudIP. Please note that the whole seminar will be held in German language.