DRE 7016 Topics in Corporate Finance


DRE 7016 Topics in Corporate Finance

Responsible for the course
Charlotte Østergaard, Salvatore Miglietta

Department of Financial Economics

According to study plan

ECTS Credits

Language of instruction

A one semester course comprised of 2-3 different topics in the area of Corporate Finance. The course will primarily be taught by faculty from BI's finance department who will teach a topic of their own choosing, typically, but not necessarily, a topic related to the lecturer’s own research agency. The course is intended for students who wish to write their thesis in corporate finance and related topics.

Learning outcome
1. To give students insights into current research topics in the area of Corporate Finance.

2. To give students insights into how to structure a research question and write papers.

3. To help students formulate and get started on their own research.

4. To help students get acquainted with the research areas of the finance faculty and to promote interaction between faculty and PhD students.

DRE7009 Corporate Finance theory or similar.

Admission to a PhD Programme is a general requirement for participation in PhD courses at BI Norwegian Business School.
External candidates are kindly asked to attach confirmation of admission to a PhD programme when signing up for a course with the doctoral administration. Other candidates may be allowed to sit in on courses by approval of the courseleader. Sitting in on courses does not permit registration for courses, handing in exams or gaining credits for the course. Course certificates or conformation letters will not be issued for sitting in on courses

Compulsory reading

A collection of research articles will be made available at the start of the course

Recommended reading

Course outline
Each topic may be comprised of standard lectures and/or research paper reading sessions and student presentations of research papers. It may be part of a lecturer’s topic that students submit a research proposal or other smaller assignments.

The exact topics of the courses may vary from year to year depending on which faculty teaches the course. A complete list of articles and book chapters will be distributed in advance of the course.

Computer-based tools

Learning process and workload
Lectures 30 hours
Specified learning activities (including reading) 130 hours
Total 160 hours

The course grade will be based on a term paper.
The course will be graded: pass/fail.

Examination code(s)
DRE 70161 accounts for 100% of the final grade in the course DRE 7016

Examination support materials

Re-sit examination

Additional information
Honour Code
Academic honesty and trust are important to all of us as individuals, and represent values that are encouraged and promoted by the honour code system. This is a most significant university tradition. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the ideals of the honour code system, to which the faculty are also deeply committed.

Any violation of the honour code will be dealt with in accordance with BI’s procedures for cheating. These issues are a serious matter to everyone associated with the programs at BI and are at the heart of the honor code and academic integrity. If you have any questions about your responsibilities under the honour code, please ask.