LAW7484 - Capital Budgeting and Corporate Financial Policy

LAW7484 - Capital Budgeting and Corporate Financial Policy

Course Number: 

7484

Type: 

Lecture

Credits: 

1.50

Pre-requisite:

LAW 7485 or FNCE 5181 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken UCONN FNCE 5182 or FNCE 101.

Firms must generate sufficient returns for their owners, and new project valuation is an important tool to assess competing use of funds. In this course, students apply the tools and techniques of the time value of money framework to capital budgeting issues and corporate financial policy. They focus on corporate capital budgeting and valuation, investment decisions under uncertainty, market efficiency, and corporate financial policy including financing and dividend decisions. Students evaluate capital investments with a focus on how companies analyze the risk associated with future cash flows and how that risk is incorporated in the required rates of return, as well as how financing choices (stocks and bond issues) and payout policy affect the cost of capital of large projects. Students apply two widely used models, the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) to capital budgeting problems. Open to JD/MBA students and to others by permission of the instructor.