Corporate Restructuring

Academic Program: 
Term: 
Winter
Credits: 
2.0
Course Description: 

Corporate restructuring entails any fundamental change in a company's business or financial structure, designed to increase the company's value. This course aims to cover both aspects of corporate restructuring:  financial restructuring and operational restructuring.  Financial restructuring considers various improvements made to a firm’s capital structure, in line with their cash-flow needs to promote efficiency, support growth, and maximize the value to shareholders, creditors and other stakeholders.  Operational restructuring is the process of increasing the economic viability of the underlying business model through mergers and acquisitions or divestitures.

Learning Outcomes: 

This course will equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand how the various forms of corporate restructuring could impact shareholder value creation.

Core Learning Area          

Learning Outcomes                                             

Interpersonal and communication skills.         

Participate in class discussions and problem solving exercises. They will be able to present their arguments or findings, persuade fellow students of the usefulness of their own conclusions and objectively critique findings presented by their fellow students

Technology Skills               

Demonstrate an ability to use MS Excel tools in problem solving.

Quantitative Reasoning 

Apply financial models and formulae to evaluate key parameters in the restructuring analysis

Critical Thinking               

Exercise powers of inquiry, logical thinking, and critical analysis of arguments and evidence. Interpret and evaluate theoretical arguments and empirical evidence.

Management knowledge and skills                            

Provide a comprehensive understanding of the principles and techniques of corporate restructuring analysis.  Students are exposed to a number of economic and accounting concepts that practitioners in the field use and apply. 

 

Assessment: 

The assessment for the course comprises of 4 sections, with weighting as follows: 

5% Peer assessment for Group assignment

15% Class attendance and class participation

40% Two Minute papers

40% Group assignment

 The grade obtained for the course is marked against the standards of the CEU and as such, is final and non-negotiable. No emails/conversations on trying to better your score will be entertained after the exam.

Prerequisites: 

All enrolled students should have shown successful completion of core finance and accounting courses at graduate level.

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