National University




FIN454 Capital Structure & Financing

Lead Faculty: Dr. Farhang Mossavar-Rahmani

Course Description

Overview the factors that affect capital structure decisions. Topics include: risk and return, corporate strategy, capital structure choices, economics, regulatory, and industry effect on capital structure, raising capital and financial distress and bankruptcy.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the factors affecting capital structure decisions.
  • Discuss the relationship between capital structure and corporate strategy.
  • Explain how to estimate capital costs.
  • Discuss the capital structure theories and Empirical tests.
  • Analyze the relevancy of capital structure.
  • Estimate continuing value.
  • Describe rating agencies and credit insurance.
  • Discuss issues related to the financial distress and bankruptcy.

Prerequisite