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
ACCT-GB.2305 Taxes and Business Strategy
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.3125 Corporate Strategy and Finance in Entertainment and Media
FINC-GB.3126 Financial Analysis-Entertainment and Media
FINC-GB.3128 Business Development in Media and Entertainment
FINC-GB.3129 Behavioral and Experimental Finance
FINC-GB.3145 Investment Banking and Private Equity in Media and Entertainment
FINC-GB.3148 Social Venture Capital
FINC-GB.3160 Topics in Corporate Finance
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.3329 Behavioral Finance
FINC-GB.3331 Valuation
FINC-GB.3343 Business of Music and Film
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 ​3368 Private Equity Deal Analysis and Simulation
FINC-GB.3373 New Venture Financing
FINC-GB.3388 International Financial Management
FINC-GB.3399 Law & Business of Bankruptcy and Reorganization
INTA-GB.2324 Business, Economy and Policy in the midst of COVID-19
INTA-GB.3150 Corporate Transformation and Leadership
MGMT-GB.2328 Managing Family Businesses and Privately Held Firms

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