Doctoral Program in Business Administration

Financial Theory(GE 751)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
GE 751 Financial Theory 1 3 0 0 3 7
Prerequisites
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Type Elective
Course Level Doctoral Degree
Course Instructor(s) ORHAN GÖKER ogoker@istanbul.edu.tr (Email)
Assistant
Objective The goal of the course is to enable students to gain a solid theoretical background in finance and financial applications ---with special focus on corporate finance. In addition, the students are encouraged to gain expertise on the most recent financial concepts.
Content Week 1. Introduction

Week 2. The Concept and Scope of Finance

Week 3. Time Value of Money and the Concept of Risk and Uncertainty

Week 4. Capital Budgeting

Week 5. Cost of Capital and Its Determination

Week 6. Capital Structure Theories

Week 7. Capital Structure Theories (Cont’d)

Week 8. Mid-term Exam

Week 9. Valuation of Fixed-Income Securities

Week 10 Valuation of Non-Fixed Income Securities

Week 11. Company Valuation

Week 12. Mergers and Acqusitions

Week 13. Financial Intermediation

Week 14. Review
Course Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able:

1. to know the concept and scope of finance/corporate finance.
2. to be familiar with the major theories on finance/corporate finance
3. to contribute to the theoretical and practical knowledge on financial applications
4. to detect financial weaknesses and strength of a corporate entity
5.t o conduct original research that will contribute to finance thery locally and internationally.
Teaching and Learning Methods
References 1.Ross, Stephen, et. al. Corporate Finance
New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2006, 8. ed.

2.Brigham, Eugene, et.al. Financial Management, 13. ed.,
New York: South – Western, 2010

3.Brigham, Eugene, et.al. Intermediate Financial Management, 11.ed.
New York: South – Western, 2012

4.Göker, Orhan Yatırım Projelerinin Değerlendirilmesi: Teori ve Uygulama
İstanbul, Atlantis Yayınevi, 1996
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Introduction
2 The Concept and Scope of Finance
3 Time Value of Money and the Concept of Risk and Uncertainty
4 Capital Budgeting
5 Cost of Capital and Its Determination
6 Capital Structure Theories
7 Capital Structure Theories (Cont’d)
8 Mid-term Exam
9 Valuation of Fixed-Income Securities
10 Valuation of Non-Fixed Income Securities
11 Company Valuation
12 Mergers and Acqusitions
13 Financial Intermediation
14 Review
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 0 40
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 0 60
Toplam 0 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 0 0
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 0 0
Toplam 0 0
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to understand the fundamentals and the development of scientific thought.
2 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to analyze and interpret existing theoretical approaches, and to achieve a new synthesis.
3 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to develop expertise in the field through information and experience from different sectors, such as production, marketing, management, accounting and finance.
4 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to have a critical mind and to preserve intellectual independence.
5 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to combine both advanced level and up to date theoretical and practical knowledge in his/her work.
6 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to produce original scientific research.
7 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to use qualitative and quantitative research methods expertly.
8 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to innovate scientific methods by developing new ones or by applying known scientific methods to new areas.
9 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to publish and present own work at reputable international conferences and in indexed journals.
10 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to collaborate for research and education purposes with experts from different nationalities and disciplines.
11 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to demonstrate sensitivity to the problems between society and the business community, and be proactive in the understanding, investigating and solving of these issues.
12 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to regard the scientific ethics with uppermost importance while pursuing their future work.
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 3 42
Working Hours out of Class 12 6 72
Assignments 0 0 0
Presentation 0 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 20 20
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 43 43
Quiz 0 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
Total Workload 177
Total Workload / 25 7,08
Credits ECTS 7
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