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15.418 Laboratory in Corporate Finance

Prereq: 15.417
U (Fall, Spring)
15 Units. Institute LAB

Covers capital budgeting, investment decisions and valuation; working capital management, security issues; dividend policy; optimal capital structure; and real options analysis. Laboratory involves projects of an applied nature in which students either conduct an event study and analyze its impact on firm capital market value, or conduct a merger model between two firms of the student's choosing. Emphasizes use of research databases to test hypotheses. Instruction and practice in communication includes report writing, team projects, and oral and visual presentation. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.

S. Myers

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Credit cannot also be received for 15.402, 15.425