Fall 2009 MBA Course

B6301-006: Corporate Finance

TR - Full Term, 10:45AM to 12:15PM

Location: URI 141

Instructor: Navin Chopra

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This is the core course in finance, required of all students in the MBA Program. It may be considered the first course in corporate perspective. It focuses on the primary tasks of the corporate treasurer, showing students how to use ratio analysis to assess corporate performance and project financial statements and cash needs for both projects and whole companies. It devotes substantial time to the question of how much debt is optimal in a firm's capital structure. It then introduces discounted cash flow and shows how to estimate a weighted average cost of capital to use as a discount rate appropriate to a particular company or project. By the end of the course, students have all the tools necessary to value a company by projecting its free cash flow and discounting it at an appropriate rate.

Navin Chopra

Adjunct Associate Professor Navin Chopra is Associate Professor of Finance at Columbia University. He joined Columbia University in 2007. Prior to that he was on the faculty at New York University for over 10 years where he taught finance courses at NYU Stern School of Business and NYU Law School. He received his PhD in finance at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also obtained his MBA degree, specializing...

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