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
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09/14/21 to 10/05/21
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
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