Corporate Finance I

FIN504B Corporate Finance I

Spring 2024

Autumn 2024
  • Topics

    The course follows up on the theory of corporate finance presented in FIN504A. In particular, students will use the material acquired in FIN504A -- such as the effect of agency problems and asymmetric information on the firm's choice of funding source, the design of securities, and the choice of debt maturity structure, how corporate monitoring may reduce agency costs, and how consumer liquidity demand may lead to bank runs -- to read and present current research articles on these topics.

  • Learning outcome

    FIN504B is a follow-up of FIN504A with an emphasis on current theoretical research in corporate finance.

    The candidate will on successfully completing the course, be able to:


    • relate theoretical concepts in corporate finance to relevant empirical research


    • effectively read, discuss, and present research papers in corporate finance
    • expand on some of the topics to the level of developing own research ideas

  • Teaching

    Regular lectures with student presentations

  • Restricted access

    PhD candidates from NHH as well as PhD candidates from other institutions can take part in the course.

  • Required prerequisites

    Students must take FIN504A prior to FIN504B.

  • Assessment

    Paper presentations/discussions.

  • Grading Scale


  • Computer tools


  • Literature

    A number of articles will be assigned.


ECTS Credits
Teaching language
English. All lectures and coursework (including the students own) are to be completed in English.

Autumn. Offered Autumn 2023.

Course responsible

Professor Tore Leite, Department of Finance, NHH.