Corporate Finance Specialization

The corporate finance specialization encompasses a wide range of courses, from basic corporate finance to restructuring firms, and on to such subjects as private equity and venture capital. Corporate finance focuses primarily on financial issues at the firm level, such as how new companies raise capital, how companies decide on a capital structure of equity versus short-term and long-term debt, and the governance structure of firms. These issues hold relevance for students who want to understand the broad financial issues and choices facing firms and how these choices influence performance, valuation and risk.  A corporate finance specialization is useful for students who will work in corporate financial operations and in other finance assignments, such as fundamental company analysis, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, etc.

Academic Advisor: Professor Yakov Amihud, 212-998-0720 


Course List

Take 9 credits from the following list: 

Course Number Course Title
FINC-GB.2175 Managing Climate, Cyber, Geopolitical, and Financial Risk 
FINC-GB.2302 Corporate Finance
FINC-GB.2304 Restructuring Firms and Industries
FINC-GB.2310 Managing Financial Businesses
FINC-GB.2329 Real Estate Primary Markets
FINC-GB.2334 Financial Service Industry
FINC-GB.2347 Climate Finance: An Economic and Financial Approach to Climate Change
FINC-GB.2375 Managing Climate, Cyber, Geopolitical, and Financial Risk 
FINC-GB.3126 Financial Analysis-Entertainment and Media
FINC-GB.3129 Behavioral and Experimental Finance
FINC-GB.3146 Activist Investing
FINC-GB.3161 Cases in Corporate Finance
FINC-GB.3165 Topics in Private Equity Finance
FINC-GB.3173 Venture Capital Financing
FINC-GB.3186 Project Finance and Infrastructure Investment
FINC-GB.3196 Mergers and Acquisitions
FINC-GB.3198 Bankruptcy and Reorganization
FINC-GB.3199 Case Studies in Bankruptcy & Reorganization
FINC-GB.3331 Valuation
FINC-GB.3345 Law and Business of Corporate Transactions
FINC-GB.3348 Investing for Environmental and Social Impact
FINC-GB.3353 Law and Management of Financial Services Businesses
FINC-GB.3361 Entrepreneurial Finance
FINC-GB.3362 Applications in Entrepreneurial Finance: Fintech
FINC-GB.3365 Private Equity Finance
FINC-GB.3373 New Venture Financing
INTA-GB.2324 Business, Economy and Policy in the midst of COVID-19
INTA-GB.3145 Investment Banking and Private Equity in Media and Entertainment Finance

For course descriptions, please see the Office of Records & Registration website.