Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to teach the student to recognize the various aspects that need to be taken into consideration when making funding decisions. The reasons for, and processes for making mergers and aquisitions have also been made clear to the studednt.

Learning outcomes

After the course the student will have a good understanding of various aspects of corporate structures, and restructuring. This includes balance sheet optimization, mergers, acquisitions.

Course contents

Organizational structures and forms
Corporate taxation
IPO´s, venture capital and other forms of funding

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The courses Finance and Financial Accounting, or equivalent.

Previous course names


Additional information

Additional information is published on itslearning

Recommended or required reading

Brealey R & Myers S: Principles of Corporate Finance
Bodie Z & Merton R: Finance
Independent research of scientific articles

Most recent available edition

Study activities

  • Small-group work - 40 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 53 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Producing of report and participation in discussion sessions (mandatory).


Siljamäki Roy


Stenius Andreas

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

Published on itsplearning and in ASTA

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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