Records and Registration

Fall 2005 Courses Offered By Stern School of Business


Course ID Lottery Call # Drop/ Add Call # Title Faculty Cr
L03.0005001 20997 55341 Bankruptcy and Reorganization Altman 1.5
L03.0012001 20990 55334 Corporate Finance Landier * 3.0
L03.0012002 20991 55335 Corporate Finance Landier * 3.0
L03.0012003 20992 55336 Corporate Finance Landier * 3.0
L03.3006001 20999 55343 Entrepreneurial Finance Smith, R. 3.0
L03.0007001 20998 55342 Global Banking and Capital Markets Walter, I. * 3.0
L03.0002001 20995 55339 Investment Banking Froewiss 3.0
L03.0002002 20996 55340 Investment Banking Ofek/Tercek* 3.0
L03.0009002 20994 55338 Topics in Corporate Finance: Applications in the Real World Lindenberg * 3.0
L03.0009001 20993 55337 Topics in Corporate Finance: Project and Structured Finance Gold
* Evening courses begin and end later in the semester than law school courses. 
Law school students who enroll in evening courses will not be allowed to drop the course.

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The Law School awards credits based on the number of hours per week that a course is offered. Stern courses have insufficient meeting hours for the Law School to award 3 or 4 credits. To compensate for the shortfall in meeting hours law students must now attend a special lecture that is currently being created. The lecture will take place in the Law School on a date and time to be announced. To receive the FULL number of Stern credits offered students MUST attend this special lecture.

Course Descriptions

B40.3198 (L03.0005) Bankruptcy and Reorganization - Altman
Prerequisite: B01.2311 or L03.3020 & B40.2302. 1.5 credits.
Practical and theoretical implications of bankruptcy and distressed restructuring. Focus is primarily on corporate form organizations ranging from banks to retail firms to manufacturers. Topics include valuation effects of bankruptcy; workout strategies; the bankruptcy-reorganization process from the viewpoint of different participants; the implications of bankruptcy for banks, workers, and state and national industrial policy.

B40.2302 (L03.0012) Corporate Finance - Landier
Prerequisite: B01.2311 or L03.3020 3.0 credits.
This introductory corporate finance course considers a broad range of issues faced by corporate financial managers. The first part of the course focuses mainly on investment policy and project valuation (“How much is a project worth and which projects should I pick?”). The second part of the course focuses on financing decisions like capital structure policy and pay out policy (“Should I finance projects with debt or equity, should I pay investors through dividends or share repurchases?”). We also address the impact on the firm of agency costs and asymmetric information, corporate governance issues and the market for mergers and acquisitions. The course will be partly case-based, with about 65% lectures and 35% cases. .

B40.3361(L03.3006) Entrepreneurial Finance - R. Smith
Prerequisite: B01.2311. 3.0 credits.
This course spans the broad spectrum of traditional and nontraditional sources of private equity and debt financing for smaller firms and entrepreneurial ventures. Topics covered include angel financing, venture capital financing, traditional bank lending, asset-based lending, factoring, mezzanine fund financing, private placements, IPOs, and small firm leveraged buyouts. The nature of the contracts and the structure of the markets associated with each of these financing sources are examined.

B40.3387 (L03.0007) Global Banking and Capital Markets - I. Walter
Prerequisite: B01.2311 or L03.3020. 3 credits.
Analysis of the competitive performance and strategic positioning of financial institutions in multinational capital markets. Market segmentation theories are applied to markets for syndicated lending, trade finance, project financing. Considers international aspects of raising capital in multinational, multiregulatory settings. Examples may include mergers and acquisitions, joint venture capital projects, government or private partnership projects.

B40.2334 (L03.0002) Investment Banking - Froewiss or Ofek/Tercek
Prerequisite: B01.2311 or L03.3020. 3 credits.
A broad overview of the role of investment banking in modern societies. What functions are performed; how are these tasks carried out in competitive and noncompetitive environments? Concepts such as origination, syndication, distribution of security issues. Pricing of new issues and the management of issues in the after markets. The role of investment bankers in restructuring industry, financing governments, and facilitating saving and investment. Ethical issues investment bankers must face are considered.

B40.3160 (L03.0009) Topics in Corporate Finance: Applications in the Real World - Lindenberg
Prerequisite: B01.2311 or L03.3020. 3.0 credits.
This 6-week course is designed to show students that corporate finance theory can be taken out of the ivory tower and be used to make practical real-world corporate financial strategy decisions. The approach will be to couple the theory with some handy analytical tools and incorporate practical considerations and constraints that many companies face (or impose on themselves). Students will study a specific set of important financial decisions that corporate treasurers or chief financial officers are often asked to make.

B40.3160 (L03.0009) Topics in Corporate Finance: Project and Structured Finance - Gold
Prerequisite: B01.2311 or L03.3020. 3.0 credits.
This course will explore project and structured financing (as compared with sovereign finance and corporate finance); issuer/borrower objectives; introduction to the fixed income markets; how project and structured financing fits into the fixed income markets, project finance basics and its primary financial markets; incentives of project sponsors; project development; roles of various project parties, particularly lenders.  In additional other topics include the role of credit ratings; S&P, infrastructure finance; project contracts; business and financial risks; political risks;  financial analysis and viability; non-traditional asset-backed finance; market-based project financing;  unexpected results: defaults; restructuring; true meaning of non-recourse; beyond “traditional” project financing: blurring the lines between corporate and project financing.