UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Corporate Finance Concentration


The concentration in Corporate Finance, through its courses, teaches a core set of skills in financial modeling, debt and equity issues, valuation, mergers and acquisitions, financial planning, risk management, financial reporting and analysis, and taxation necessary in corporate finance positions as well as in other careers such as consulting.

Our students develop the skills and knowledge base to undertake positions in:

  • investment banks and commercial banks
  • corporate finance, treasury, and business development positions in Fortune 500 and mid-cap companies
  • financial consulting, general management consulting, and corporate strategy roles
  • venture capital and private equity firms, and
  • general management positions

At UNC Kenan-Flagler, we routinely place about a quarter of our top graduates in corporate finance: investment banks, corporations, and venture capital. The investment-banking component of corporate finance placement has historically been around 15% of our hiring. Another important placement for students is in corporate finance consulting positions. We also commonly place graduates into industry finance and commercial bank positions through our alumni network.


Concentration Team

Anil Shivdasani serves as the Director of the Corporate Finance concentration. Other faculty members with responsibility for maintaining and developing the concentration are Paige Ouimet, Cami Kuhnen, Nick Gantchev, Bill Weld, John Hand, and Ed Maydew. Questions about the concentration may be directed to Anil Shivdasani.


Concentration Leader: Anil Shivdasani

Curriculum Advisor: Paige Ouimet

Career Advisor: Anil Shivdasani

Concentration Requirements

The requirements for the Corporate Finance concentration include 3 credit hours of required coursework, plus 9 credit hours of other “approved” elective courses.

  • Fundamental Principles of Corporate Finance
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Development: Finance
  • Financing Real Estate in Today's Capital Markets
  • Private Equity
  • Topics in Financial Reporting
  • Taxes and Business Strategy
  • Complex Deals
  • Introduction to Derivatives
  • Investment Banking
  • Applied Corporate Finance
  • Investments
  • Global Financial Markets
  • Fixed Income
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Quantitative Methods in Finance
  • Strategic Economics
  • Real Estate Finance

Who's Teaching

Robert Bushman
John Hand
Scott Rostan
Ed Maydew
Anil Shivdasani

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