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Spring 2007 Courses Offered By Stern School of Business


Course ID Lottery Call # Drop/ Add Call # Title Faculty Cr
n/a 55377 Corporate Finance Damodaran,
n/a 55378 Corporate Finance Mueller, H * 3.0
n/a 55379 Corporate Finance Mueller, H * 3.0
n/a 55384 Investment Banking Froewiss, K. /
Murphy, C. *
n/a 55385 Venture Capital Financing Smith, R. 1.5
n/a 55386 Venture Capital Financing I. D'Souza * 1.5
n/a 55387 Mergers & Acquisitions McGill, C. * 1.5
n/a 55388 Mergers & Acquisitions Dooley,T/
Rosenfeld,N *
n/a 55389 Global Banking and Capital Markets Walter, I * 3.0
n/a 55391 Bankruptcy & Reorgs Altman, E 1.5
n/a 55392 Mon, Pol, Banks & Cntr Banks Wachtel, P. * 3.0

In addition to these courses, Restructuring Firms & Industries and Law and Business of Investment Banking in the Corporate and Commercial Law area are cross-listed (i.e. they will appear as Law School classes) with Stern.

* 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.

** To determine meeting days times for all classes see:

** To determine classroom assignments for all classes see:

*** To determine exam dates for all classes see:

According to ABA rules, 700 minutes of class instruction (excluding breaks) is equal to one law school credit. 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 up to 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. To receive the FULL number of Stern credits offered students MUST attend this special lecture at at date and time to be announced.

B40.2302  Corporate Finance
Prerequisite: B01.2311 Found of Finance or L03.3020 Corporate Finance.  3 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.

B40.2334 Investment Banking
Prerequisite: B01.2311 Found of Finance or  L03.3020 Corporate Finance.  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.

B40.3173.30 Venture Capital Finance
Prerequisite:  B01.2311, Found of Finance or  L03.3020 Corporate Finance. 3 credits.
This is a half term course that offers an overview of financial issues affecting venture capital.  By “venture capital” investments we mean, in essence, high-risk/high-reward opportunities.  These are often associated with small and rapidly growing ventures.  The course is case-oriented and aims at instructing the student in how “real-world” professional investors and corporate managers operate to create wealth from such situations.  The course should be useful to those seeing careers in venture capital or private equity investing, or in senior management positions of entrepreneurial corporations.

B40.3196 Mergers and Acquisitions
Prerequisite:  B01.2311 Found of Finance or L03.3020 Corporate Finance.  1.5 credits.
This course will present the theories and empirical evidence on corporate control transactions, the process of evaluating acquisition targets and its application in practice. Findings on the reaction of stock prices to information on control transactions will be used to analyze the effects of various policy options in such transactions. Strategies of acquisition will be studied as well as defensive measures against them, their purpose and their consequences.  The class will combine lecture material, quantitative and qualitative analyses and discussions of relevant news. There will be an emphasis on fundamental concepts of valuation and other areas of corporate finance related to M&As.

B40.3387 Global Banking and Capital Markets
Prerequisite: B01.2311 Foundations of Finance or L03.3020 Corporate Finance. 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.

B40.3198.20 Bankruptcy & Reorganization
Prerequisite: B01.2311 Foundations of Finance  or L03.3020 Corporate Finance. 1.5 credits
The practical and theoretical implications of bankruptcy and distressed restructuring are examined in this course. 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; and the implications of bankruptcy for banks, workers, and state and national industrial policy.

B30.2333.30 Monetary Policy Banks & Center Banks
Prerequisite B01.1303 Firms & Mkts.  3 credits      
The structure of the financial system and the role of central banks are often in the news as countries cope with banking crises and macroeconomic problems.  Monetary Policy, Banks and Central Banks is an MBA elective course that examines the structure of financial systems from both perspectives.   Several broad questions are addressed over the course of the semester such as Why is monetary policy important? How is monetary policy conducted?  How does monetary policy affect the macro economy?  Why and how do countries regulate the financial sector?  Why is Alan Greenspan so close to god and who will succeed him?  These questions, among others, are discussed with a combination of lecture, discussion and student presentations.


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