2031 Course V - Corporate Finance: Principles & Practice
Alexander Aschl, BSc.MSc., Dr. Jens Kaden, Mag. Tomasz Kilarski, Dr. Stefan Rufera, Mag.(FH) Jürgen Schuster, M.A., Mag. Erich Stark, B.Sc., Johannes Weber, BSc.MSc., Robert Witte, M.Sc.
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/14/21 to 10/05/21
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Friday 10/15/21 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM Online-Einheit
Friday 10/22/21 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM Online-Einheit
Friday 11/05/21 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM Online-Einheit
Friday 11/12/21 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM Online-Einheit
Friday 12/03/21 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM Online-Einheit
Friday 12/10/21 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM Online-Einheit
Friday 01/21/22 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Online-Einheit
  • Overview Corporate Finance
    • Overview of transaction situations
    • Stakeholders in transactions
    • Typical processes of transactions
    • Key success factors of transactions
  • Valuation
    • Basics of valuation
    • Methods
  • Due Diligence & Financial Analysis
  • M&A
    • The M&A process
    • Typical stakeholders in M&A
    • Purchase contracts
  • Bank- and project financing
    • Different types of financing
    • Ratings
    • Standard items in financing contracts
  • Restructuring
    • Causes of financial distress and appropriate restructuring measures
    • The restructuring process and alignment of stakeholder interests
    • Illiquidity and overindebtness
  • Special topics in corporate finance
    • Capital markets
    • IPO
    • Effects of corona on transaction activities
Learning outcomes

The students…

… learn about key areas in corporate finance

… are able to identify transaction situations in the corporate life cycle

… can explain the standard phases in M&A

… understand the basics of valuation and know how to apply these techniques

… can explain key factors in financial analysis

… learn about various forms of financing

… understand the most important activities in restructuring situations

… are able to identify problems in the field of corporate finance and can develop possible solutions for these problems

Attendance requirements

This course requires attendance as it is held as a PI (Lehrveranstaltung mit immanentem Prüfungscharakter). Students are not allowed to miss more than one unit.

Teaching/learning method(s)
  • The course will be held as theoretical lecture. The lecture will be complemented by a take home assignment and discussions.
  • The students will be required to complete preparation tasks. Active involvement during discussions is highly appreciated.
  • The course comprises of six lectures
  • In order to achieve a positive grade, students will be assessed based on:
    • Discussions
    • Take home assignment
    • Final Exam
  • The components of the final grading are weighted as follows:
    • Discussions    10%
    • Take home assignment   30%
    • Final Exams   60%
  • For a positive grade, at least 50% must be achieved
Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Positive completion of Course I and Course II

Registration via LPIS

Availability of lecturer(s)
Last edited: 2021-10-21