Corporate Finance III

Corporate Finance III

Mergers, Acquisitions and Empirical Research


Course offering details

Regular cycle Course is every Summer semester
Date and time next in Summer 2020
Audience Students with Specialization
Examination (Examination dates)

Course Description

This lecture gives a broad overview of central topics in modern corporate finance (such as mergers and acquisitions, financial distress, managerial incentives, payout policy, corporate governance and empirical methods). The course will introduce students to theoretical concepts and empirical research on central topics of corporate finance. By the end of the course, students will have a general understanding of the main issues in theoretical and empirical corporate finance and the methodologies used to obtain these results. The lectures will be held in German and students will have to read paper or book chapter for each lecture.


The level of the course is addressed to students with a good knowledge of fundamental concepts in financial economics. Although not a prerequisite, interested students should ideally have attended basic as well as intermediate finance classes prior to taking this course.


  • Berk & DeMarzo (2007) “Corporate Finance”


The course will be supported by moodle . Here you will find all materials you will need for course-