Corporate Finance and Valuation, 15 credits

Företagsfinansiering och företagsvärdering, 15 hp


Main field of study

Business Administration

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Öystein Fredriksen

Course coordinator

Öystein Fredriksen, Rickard Wilhelmsson

Director of studies or equivalent

Svjetlana Pantic Dragisic
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Autumn 2020 202044-202103 Swedish Linköping, Valla
F7YEF Business and Economics Programme - International - French (Business) 7 (Autumn 2020) 202044-202103 Swedish Linköping, Valla E
F7YET Business and Economics Programme - International - German (Business) 7 (Autumn 2020) 202044-202103 Swedish Linköping, Valla E
F7YES Business and Economics Programme - International - Spanish (Business) 7 (Autumn 2020) 202044-202103 Swedish Linköping, Valla E
F7YEK Business and Economics Programme (Business Administration) 7 (Autumn 2020) 202044-202103 Swedish Linköping, Valla E

Main field of study

Business Administration

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Business and Economics Programme
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - French
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - German
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - Spanish

Entry requirements

General entry requirements for undergraduate studies
Mathematics and Social Studies corresponding to the level in Swedish upper secondary education (Matematik 3b/3c and Samhällskunskap 1b/(1a1 and 1a2)
English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (Engelska 6)

160 ECTS credits passed från the Business and Economics Programme, or equivalent

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- evaluate and discuss the value of companies in different developmental phases
- understand how the financial market in Sweden works, from early venture capital to leverage buyout
- analyse how companies create value

Course content

The main purpose of the course is to prepare the students for work in the financial industry, for example in corporate analysis, corporate valuation and corporate financing.

The course is focused on corporate financing in all developmental phases of a company. This means that the following subareas can be identified:
- Venture capital and the venture capital market, which focuses on how the Swedish venture capital market functions and deals with questions such as: How do venture capitalists evaluate completely new companies? In what ways do venture capitalists contribute to the development of the portfolio companies? How do investment managers work in the venture capital companies?
- Stock evaluation and the stock market, which covers the most essential models in valuation of shares and companies as well as listed companies, which is why particular focus is on how the stock market functions. This part will cover the factors other than valuation results that govern the development of the value of a share.
- Funding of mature companies, which is focused on mature and larger companies. This part focuses on buyouts as a funding form, and the students will learn to make analyses that are used by private equity companies.

Teaching and working methods

The course mainly is carried out in the form of lectures, seminars and laboratory sessions. The course is largely problem-based, and the students are expected to take responsibility for their own learning. The course is based on a series of lectures where the theoretical basis is presented, and several invited guest lecturers with practical experience highlight the different problem areas. The students will, in groups, work with several case studies, which are used to link the theoretical discussions to practice.


The course is examined through a written individual examination, and through compulsory laboratory sessions and written assignments during the course. Detailed information can be found in the study guide.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
EXA1 Written examination 6 credits U, G, VG
GRP1 Written assignment 1 1.5 credits U, G
GRP2 Written assignment 2 4 credits U, G, VG
GRP3 Written assignment 3 2 credits U, G, VG
CAS4 Written assignment 4 1.5 credits U, G


Damodaran, Aswath, (2012) Investment valuation. tools and techniques for determining the value of any asset, third edition 3rd ed. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2012
Nofsinger, John R., The psychology of investing 6th ed.
Rosenbaum, Joshua, Pearl, Joshua, (2013) Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers and Acquisitions


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