Course 2024-2025

Advanced Corporate Finance [ELFIM404]

  • 5 credits
  • 30h
  • 2nd quarter
Language of instruction: English

Learning outcomes

With this course, students will obtain an in depth view of the financing of corporates as well as the maximization of their value. 


This course deals with issues related to the financing of corporates as well as the maximization of their value. In this respect, particular emphasis will be given to the venture capital dynamics and the financing of innovation. Investments aimed at increasing the firm value (e.g. M&A or IPOs) will also be discussed thoroughly.

Teaching methods

Lectures and readings (PowerPoint slides and reading list available on Webcampus). Case reports. 


A written exam will be organised in June and in August. A case report, for the part devoted to the venture capital analysis, is due that represents 20% of the final grade (see Webcampus for details). 

Recommended readings

Financial Theory and Corporate Policy: Pearson New International Edition, 4th Edition, T. Copeland, J. Weston and K. Shastri
Venture Capital & the Finance of Innovation, A. Metrick & A. Yasuda, Wiley

Language of instruction


Location for course



Faculté des sciences économiques, sociales et de gestion
Rue de Bruxelles, 61
5000 NAMUR

Degree of Reference

Master's Degree