Corporate Finance (Names from L to Z)

llsms2120  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Corporate Finance (Names from L to Z)
5 credits
30.0 h
Colmant Bruno; Grégoire Philippe; Riachi Ilham;
  • Econometrics, Finance and Fundamental mathematical and statistical concepts. Concepts covered in courses such as the ones listed below should be known.
  • Econométrie [ LECGE1316 ]
  • Mathématiques en économie et gestion I [ LECGE1112 ]
  • Mathématiques en économie et gestion II [ LECGE1230 ]
  • Statistique en économie et gestion I [ LECGE1114 ]
  • Statistique en économie et gestion II [ LECGE1224 ]
  • Finance [ LECGE1332 ]
Main themes
The course will cover the following topics:
  • Portfolio theory
  • CAPM
  • APT
  • Market efficiency
  • Capital structure, dividends
  • Derivative products and Option pricing in discrete time
  •  Real options analysis

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


On successful completion of this program, each student will acquire the following skills:

  • A scientific and systematic approach: Analyze and resolve problems in Acmultidisciplinary and complex management situations using a scientific and systematic approach
  • Communication and interpersonal skills: Communicate, converse effectively and convincingly with the stakeholders

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”.
  • Introduction and Recap fundamentals
  • Bloomberg sessions
  • Portfolio theory, CAPM, APT
  • Market efficiency
  • Capital structure, dividends
  • Derivatives products and option pricing in discrete time
  • Real options analysis
Teaching methods
  • In-class lectures.
  • Online forums.
  • Teamwork assignments
Evaluation methods
Continuous evaluation

  • Date: to be specified
  • Type of evaluation: group assignment
  • Comments : 25%
Evaluation week

  • Oral: No
  • Written : Yes
  • Unavailability or comments: 25%
Examination session

  • Oral: No
  • Written: Yes
  • Unavailability or comments: 50% in September the written exam is worth 100%
Slides based on the two main reference books of the course
  • Finance : A Quantitative Introduction by Nico Van der Wijst (Cambridge University press, 2013). Chapters selected for this course: 1,2,3,4,5,7,9
  • Investments 10E (Global Edition) by Bodie, Kane and Markus (McGraw Hill, 2014) chapters selected for this course: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,20,21
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Management