Under a broad definition, everything a business does may fit under the rubric of corporate finance. This course will equip students with the state-of-the art tools, methodologies and ideas needed in making the three basic decisions in corporate finance: Investment Decisions, Financing Decisions and Dividend Decisions. Case studies and empirical applications with real data will be used to develop guidelines and practical skills needed to implement models for equity and debt risk, discount rates and valuation. Special importance will be given in incorporating the latest developments in corporate finance involving issues such as real options, asset backed securitization, corporate risk management and hybrid securities.