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721963S Corporate Finance, 6 ECTS cr 
Code 721963S  Validity 01.08.2014 -
Name Corporate Finance  Abbreviation Corporate Finan 
Scope6 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline6354 Finance 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Oulu Business School 

Markku Vieru 

ECTS Credits 

6 credits / 160 hours of work

Language of instruction 



Period 3

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course, the student understands the key concepts of corporate finance theory. The student is able to analyze the capital structure and payout decisions, motivations behind mergers and acquisitions, and the effects of conflicts of interest between different corporate stakeholders on corporate decision making.


Signaling theory, agency theory, optimal capital structure, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

36 hours lectures and exercises, including article presentations. Independent studying 124 hours.

Target group 

Major students in finance. Elective for major students in accounting. The course is also available for the students, who need to complete their 25/60 ECTS credits minor in finance.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Lecture notes; Copeland, Weston & Shastri: Financial Theory and Corporate Policy.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Final exam.



Person responsible 

Markku Vieru

Working life cooperation 

The course enables the student to understand the practical consequences of the different financial decisions on the value of the firm.


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Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Corporate Finance  Course  Markku Vieru  12.01.22 -17.02.22

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