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BØK 1322 Finance II

BØK 1322 Finance II

Course code: 
BØK 1322
Course coordinator: 
Siv Jønland Staubo
Course name in Norwegian: 
Finans II
Product category: 
Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics - Programme Courses
2017 Autumn
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Level of study: 
Teaching language: 
Course type: 
One semester


Learning outcomes - Knowledge

Upon completion of the course, students are required to master tasks such as:

  • The capital structure decision; how corporations are financed and how they pay out dividends.
  • Why capital structure decisions cannot impact valuation in perfect markets.
  • Market efficiency and why efficiency in financial markets is important for these decisions.
  • How to issue new debt and equity, and the choice between these two alternatives.
  • Computing how taxes and other impediments to perfect markets influence firms' cost of capital.
  • The decision of whether to buy or lease-
  • Computing option-derived valuations of corporate debt and equity.
  • Computing gains and costs from corporate financial management.
  • The gains and losses from merger and acquisition activity.
  • Risk management and issues in international finance.
Learning outcomes - Skills
  • Students having completed the course are required to satisfactorily conduct analytical exercises such as:
  • Explaining the impact of corporate capital restructurings in terms of operational choices and strategies.
  • Explaining the impact of corporate capital restructurings in terms of signalling private information on future business prospects to capital markets.
  • Explaining why debt and equity finance may initiate conflicts of interest between major corporate stakeholders.
  • Explaining why financial risk management activity may enhance the corporate sector's overall stability and thus profitability.
  • Explaining why options are valuable.
  • Explaining costs and benefits from mergers and acquisitions.
Learning Outcome - Reflection

The students should be able to understand the importance of the models underlying assumptions. They should be able to discuss whether the assumptions are reasonable in the real world, and what may happen if the assumptions are violated. The students should also be able to see the relevance of the theory when confronted with real-world issues

Course content

Part I: Financing

  • Long Term Financing
  • Debt or Equity?
  • Capital Budgeting: APV
  • Dividend Policy

Part II: Topics in finance

  • Leasing
  • Issuing Securities
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Merger and Acquisition Strategy
Learning process and requirements to students

The instruction consists primarily of presentations and discussions of the readings assigned to the topics listed above. Students are expected to have read the material before each class meeting.

Relevant problems that will be discussed in class will be formulated. In this case, students are expected to solve the problems before each class meeting.

Please note that while attendance is not compulsory in all courses, it is the student’s own responsibility to obtain any information provided in class that is not included on the course homepage/It's Learning or in the textbook.

The course consists of 36 lecture hours and 6 hours of, instructor-guided problem solving in class.

Students are recommended to use computer-based tools, such as spreadsheets and statistical software. Such tools, however, are not allowed at the examination.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information



Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Required prerequisite knowledge

Finance I

Exam category: 
Form of assessment: 
Written submission
Support materials: 
  • BI-approved exam calculator
  • Simple calculator
  • Bilingual dictionary
  • Interest table
3 Hour(s)
Exam code: 
Grading scale: 
Examination every semester
Exam organisation: 
Ordinary examination
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Student workload
36 Hour(s)
Other in classroom
6 Hour(s)
Participating in problem-solving in class
Student's own work with learning resources
110 Hour(s)
48 Hour(s)
Preparation for the final examination
Sum workload: 

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.