Empirical Corporate Finance

llsms2027  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Empirical Corporate Finance
5 crédits
30.0 h
Zhang Yue;
You should have bachelor-level knowledge of microeconomics, corporate finance and econometrics. You are expected to be able to do some regression analysis using Stata, SAS, or another software you desire. It is a research-oriented course. Thus, it involves a great deal of literature reading and writing.    
Fundamental mathematical and statistical concepts (such as those covered in
  • Mathématiques avancées et fondements d'économétrie [ LECGE1337 ])
  • computational finance  [LLSMS2224]    
  • Advanced Finance [LLSMS2100A or LLSMS2100B  or LLSMS2100]
Thèmes abordés
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the empirical methods used in corporate finance research. It is taught primarily through lectures, readings and in-class discussions. We will review literature on empirical corporate finance, and discuss the econometric tools used by researchers.

A la fin de cette unité d’enseignement, l’étudiant est capable de :


Upon completion of this course, students are expected to complete the following key tasks:

  1. Have a good understanding of major topics in corporate finance;
  2. Have a good understanding of business ethical values;
  3. Understand the intuition behind the econometric methods and be able to apply them;

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to develop the following capabilities:

  1. Corporate citizenship;
  2. Communication and Interpersonal skills;
  3. Critical thinking skills;

A scientific and systematic approach.

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¿.


La contribution de cette UE au développement et à la maîtrise des compétences et acquis du (des) programme(s) est accessible à la fin de cette fiche, dans la partie « Programmes/formations proposant cette unité d’enseignement (UE) ».
The following topics will be covered:
  1. Introduction to corporate finance
  2. Corporate ownership structure
  3. Capital structure
  4. Corporate diversification and focus
  5. Corporate investment
  6. The market for corporate control
Modes d'évaluation
des acquis des étudiants
Continuous evaluation
  • Date: No
  • Type of evaluation: No
  • Comments: No
Evaluation week
  • Oral: No
  • Written: No
  • Unavailability or comments: No
Examination session
  • Oral: 3h
  • Written:
  • Unavailability or comments: Unavailable on the 12th, 16th, 20th and 29th of June and the 16th and 25th of August. The exam must be done at the same time as the LLSMS2140 because it is the same copy.
Faculté ou entité
en charge

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

Intitulé du programme
Master [120] en ingénieur de gestion

Master [120] en ingénieur de gestion