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
Giorgia Piacentino is an assistant professor in the finance division at Columbia Business School. She received her PhD from the London School of Economics in 2013 and holds an MSc from the Toulouse School of Economics. Before joining Columbia, she was an assistant professor at Washington University in St Louis.
She does research on corporate finance theory, focusing on banking, law and economics...