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RSM2300H – Corporate Financing

General Information


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Applicable Major(s):
(c) = Core, (r) = Recommended

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis (r)
  • Investment Banking (c)


This is a foundational course in Corporate Finance, designed primarily for students interested in a career in finance, such as bankers, investment bankers, or corporate treasurers. It is a core course for the Investment Banking major. Non-finance students often take this course to enhance their understanding of finance, economics, and business in general.


12 regular sessions

Course Mission

The aim of this course is to help you learn to apply fundamental ideas of financial economics, which you already know from basic finance courses such as RSM1232, to problems in the area of corporate finance that reflect the complexities that the real world entails.  The course will give you the opportunity to analyze practical financial situations, on the assumption that you are already familiar with fundamental ideas concerning valuation methods, risk analysis, CAPM, derivatives, and capital structure. In addition to analyzing specific financial issues, we will consider how those issues relate to the broader objectives of the firm and the underlying “big-picture” assumptions used in numerical calculations. We will use the case method to motivate our discussions of the gap between rigorous finance theory and its applications to practical problems in corporate finance, and the thought process required to bridge this gap.

Evaluation and Grade Distribution

ComponentDue DateWeight
Group Case StudiesThroughout the term40%
Class ParticipationThroughout the term20%
Final ExamExam Period (December 6-17)40%

Required Resources

Online Course Package, which consists of case studies and supplementary readings

Last Updated: 2021-06-16 @ 2:41 pm