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.
Assistant Professor of Business
Yiming Ma is an assistant professor in the finance division at Columbia Business School. She received her Ph.D. in Finance from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2018 and holds a BA from Yale University.
Her research applies tools from industrial organization to questions in financial intermediation, financial stability, and monetary policy. For example, in a recent paper, she identifies and...