Corporate Finance I

FIN504B Corporate Finance I

Autumn 2022

  • Topics

    1. Capital Structure
    2. Corporate Policies
    3. Equity and Debt
    4. Methodology

  • Learning outcome

    FIN504B is a a follow up of FIN504A with an emphasis on the issue from an empirical point of view.


    The candidate should 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
    • explain different empirical settings used to test corporate finance theories
    • expand on some of the topics to the level of developing own research ideas

  • Teaching

    Regular lectures.

    If necessary, depending on the Corona situation the course will be digital.

  • 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 and a referee report.

  • 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. Not offered Autumn 2022.

Course responsible

Associate Professor Francisco Santos, Department of Finance, NHH.