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FIN 392 Corporate Finance

This course (formerly designated FIN 590) builds on work done in FIN 390 Principles of Finance to develop understanding of corporate financial decision making. Topics include cost of capital, capital structure policy, dividend policy, options, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, and leasing.


4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 17, 2004 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Analyze the capital structure decision and evaluate the effect of financial leverage on a corporation.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of issues and considerations involved in financial decisions such as corporate mergers and acquisitions and lease-versus-buy.
  • Know the basic types of derivative contracts, their payoff structures and how they can be used to manage risk.
  • Recognize factors to be taken into account in determining a corporation's dividend policy.
  • Understand the basic elements of the foreign exchange market and alternative approaches to evaluating a corporate investment decision in an international context.

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Corporate Finance Milton, David O Books for FIN-392-01 Spring 2024 Course details for FIN-392-01 Spring 2024