APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2014/2015
DRE 7016 Topics in Corporate Finance
Responsible for the course
Bogdan Stacescu, Charlotte Østergaard
Department of Financial Economics
According to study plan
Language of instruction
Please note that this course will be revised before it is offered again.
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.
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.
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A collection of research articles will be made available at the start of the course
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.
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.
DRE 70161 accounts for 100% of the final grade in the course DRE 7016
Examination support materials
Re-takes are only possible at the next time a course will be held. When the course evaluation has a separate exam code for each part of the evaluation it is possible to retake parts of the evaluation. Otherwise, the whole course must be re-evaluated when a student wants to retake an exam.
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