UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Corporate Finance Concentration

Overview

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.

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Course Offerings

Required Courses

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Fundamental Principles of Corporate Finance

Highly-Recommended Elective Courses

  • Complex Deals
  • Applied Corporate Finance
  • Introduction to Derivatives
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Investment Banking

Other Approved Elective Courses

  • Taxes in Finance
  • Topics in Financial Reporting
  • Strategic Economics
  • Applied Derivatives
  • Quantitative Methods in Finance
  • Multinational Corporate Finance
  • Fixed Income
  • Investments
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Global Financial Markets
  • Risk Management
  • Governance and Financial Accountability
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate and Capital Markets
  • Financing Real Estate in Today’s Capital Markets
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Development: Finance
  • Real Property Decisions

Who's Teaching

Robert Bushman
John Hand
Scott Rostan
Ed Maydew
Anil Shivdasani

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