Corporate finance (2020/2021)

Course code
Name of lecturers
Veronica De Crescenzo, Giuliana Borello
Veronica De Crescenzo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 15, 2021 al May 29, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course provides basic theoretical and practical concepts on corporate finance. The course examines a firm's financial needs and decisions regarding investments and funding (or financial) structure. In particular, the course analyses capital budgeting techniques and provides a view on the funding alternatives that firms can use in order to satisfy their specific financial needs of both short and medium to long term. At the end of the course, students must be able to analyze, understand and evaluate independently and in a critical manner the financial implications of firm’s decisions.


- Introduction to Corporate Finance
- Financial Statements Analysis and Financial Planning
- Short-Term Finance
- Capital Structure: Basic Concepts
- Long-term Finance
- Fintech: an alternative way of raising funds

Teaching Language: Italian
Teaching methods: Lectures and experts’ insights on specific topics, when needed. During the course, students might be asked to deliver project works to further explore specific topics.
Further information will be available on the e-learning page of the course.

Regalli M., Soana G.M., Tagliavini G., Analisi finanziaria, MCGraw Hill, 2018, capitoli 2, 4, 8, 10, 11, 12
Munari L., Strumenti finanziari e creditizi, MCGraw Hill, 2015, capitoli 11, 12 e 14
Additional learning materials will be made available on the e-learning page of the course.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Massimo Regalli, Maria Gaia Soana, Giulio Tagliavini Analisi finanziaria McGrawHill 2018
MUNARI L. (a cura di) Strumenti finanziari e creditizi McGraw-Hill 2015

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test made up of short-answer questions and exercises.