The main objective of the course is to develop insight into the process by which firms can create value for their shareholders by formulating strategies in which finance is a crucial competitive weapon. Topics include discounted cash flow models, risk and return, capital asset pricing model, capital market efficiency, capital structure and the cost of capital, dividend policy, and leasing.
Associate Professor of Business
Professor Olivier Darmouni is a financial economist whose research interests span corporate finance, banking and industrial organization. He applies a variety of empirical methods to understand how frictions, in particular asymmetric information, affect credit markets. Prior to joining Columbia, Olivier graduated from a PhD in Economics from Princeton University.