Introductory corporate finance takes as its viewpoint the cfo of a firm. Cash flow management is necessary to forecast financing needs and to value assets. Tools include ratio analysis, pro forma statements, working capital management, and cash budgets: capital structure and financing needs: the course continues with analyzing the factors that determine a company"s need for external financing. We then move on to a consideration of the optimal mix of debt and equity financing: project and company valuation: in the third module, we develop the tools needed for valuing investment projects. We use several different valuation methods including the determination of the relevant cash flows and the appropriate discount rate. We will then use these tools to value companies, and to select investment projects: administrative structure. Prerequisites: finance theory i (15. 401) and accounting (15. 515/501). Readings/books: brealey, s. c. myers, and f. allen, principles of corporate finance, 10th ed. , irvin, mcgraw-hill. Higgins, analysis for financial management, 9th ed. , irvin, mcgraw-hill.