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Seminar Corporate Finance (374026)

Seminar Corporate Finance (374026)


General Details
Title Seminar Corporate Finance
Course code(s) 374026
Offered SoSe 2021
Course availability SoSe
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
Industry partner PWC
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 is mandatory. This takes place after the binding registration. Depending on the Corona situation, it will probably also take place online in winter term 2020/2021. 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 / Matlab 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. Sebastian Schrön
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 PDF-Form sent per E-Mail (Form available in Stud.IP)
Pre-registration / Application -
Kick-Off-Meeting TBD (CW 15/16)
Topic assignment TBD (expected KW 16/17)
Binding registration TBHD (expected KW 17)
Commencement of seminar paperUpon registration.
Submission of seminar paper TBD
Submission of presentation -
Additional Notes

Further information and documents will be published on StudIP.

These informations will be updated at the end of march.