CORPORATE BANKING

A.A. di erogazione 2020/2021
Insegnamento obbligatorio

 (A.A. 2020/2021)

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Anno di corso: 
1
Tipologia di insegnamento: 
Caratterizzante
Settore disciplinare: 
ECONOMIA DEGLI INTERMEDIARI FINANZIARI (SECS-P/11)
Lingua: 
Inglese
Crediti: 
6
Ciclo: 
Primo Semestre
Ore di attivita' frontale: 
40
Dettaglio ore: 
Lezione (40 ore)

The course analyzes the different sources of corporate financing (financial markets and intermediaries).
The topics are analyzed in the economic perspective of the entrepreneurs.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course students will be able to know and understand the main economic and financial variables used to evaluate different type of funding and their impact on firms’ capital structure.
Moreover, they should be able to make a judgment related to the acceptability of financing decisions and their impact on firm’s value and its risk exposure.

There are no explicit prerequisites.

A) FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS, INTERMEDIARIES AND MARKETS (about 26 hours)
1. Introduction and overview of corporate financing (about 2 hours)
2. The role of financial intermediaries and markets (about 2 hours)
3. Interest rates and securities valuation (about 8 hours)
4. How financial intermediaries and markets evaluate firms (about 6 hours)
5. Securities markets: Money and bond markets; Equity markets (about 4 hours)
6. Derivative securities markets (about 4 hours)

B) CORPORATE BANKING AND CORPORATE FINANCE (about 8 hours)
7. Investments’ valuation (about 4 hours)
8. The estimation of cash-flows (about 2 hours)
9. Firms’ financial structure and the impact on firms’ valuation (about 2 hours)

C) GROUP’ ASSIGNMENTS (about 6 hours)
The assignment will be based on main topics covered in class.

Teaching lessons and exercises. The total amount of hours delivered in class is equal to 40.
Lessons and exercises will be accessible remotely and broadcast “live” (according to the scheduled timetable) via Microsoft Stream. Materials will not be recorded.
Teaching lessons and exercises will be alternated, in order to analyze both the theory and operating contents and case studies, when required.

Attending students:
A group work/assignment to be presented in class is mandatory. Further details will be available on e-learning platform at the beginning of the lessons.
The final evaluation is a weighted average of assignment’s score (30%) and a “short” written test’s score (70%). The test is composed of 1 question (up to 4 points, weight equal to 20% of the score), 2 exercises (up to 10 points, 50%) and 4 multiple choice questions (up to 6 points, 30%). The “short” written test takes one hour.
Not attending students:
The final evaluation will be based on a “regular” written test, which takes an hour and a half, with 3 questions (up to 9 points, weight is about 25% of the score), 3 exercises (up to 15 points, 40%) and 8 multiple-choice questions (up to 12 points, 35%).
All scores will be rebased on 30 points.

If, during the academic year 2020/21, due to the restriction measures related to the health emergency, it will not be possible to take face-to-face examinations, the written test will be carried out via the e-learning
platform and will be structured as it follows:
- “short” written test: 10 closed-ended questions (such as multiple choice, calculated, drag & drop, matching, etc.) to be completed in 20 minutes (max. 10 points overall) + 1 exercise to be carried out in “pen & paper” mode, to be uploaded to the e-learning platform for evaluation (time available equal to 20 minutes, max. of 5 points overall).
- “long” written test: 20 closed-ended questions (such as multiple choice, calculated, drag & drop, matching, etc.) to be completed in 40 minutes (max. 20 points overall) + 2 exercises to be carried out in “pen & paper” mode, to be uploaded to the e-learning platform for evaluation (time available equal to 40 minutes, max. of 10 points overall).
All scores will be rebased on 30 points.

For the purpose of passing the exam is necessary to achieve a score of at least 18 points over 30. If the student got the maximum score (30 over 30 points) he will be awarded a final score of 30 over 30 cum laude.
Mid-term exams are not scheduled.

The course material required is as it follows:
* A. Saunders and M.M. Cornett, “Financial Markets and Institutions”, 7th Edition, International Edition, McGraw-Hill Education, 2018
* S. Ross, R. Westerfield and B. Jordan, Essentials of Corporate Finance, 10th Edition, McGraw-Hill Education, 2020

Selected chapters will be indicated in class and published with a notice on e-learning platform (http://elearning3.uninsubria.it).
Other materials (slides of the lectures, tutorials and study materials) will be available online on e-learning platform.
No other teaching material (handouts, summaries, etc..) is authorized by the teacher.

Office Hours: Room #20, first floor, Department of Economics, Via Monte Generoso, 71 – Varese.
Office hours is currently available only remotely, via Microsoft Teams.
See the teacher’s webpage (https://www.uninsubria.it/hpp/andrea.uselli) for the updated calendar. Students can e-mail the teacher to arrange a meeting in another date/time.

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