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INVESTMENT BANKING

Program

Updated A.Y. 2018-2019

INVESTMENT BANKING

TEACHING STAFF RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COURSE:
Prof. Vincenzo Farina
Email: vincenzo.farina@uniroma2.it
Availability: Wednesday , 11-12

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The course examines the main functions of the investment banking activity. Based on relevant cases study the course focuses on the main topics in investment banking such as:
• Corporate Valuation
• Debt and equity offerings
• Merchant banking
• Merger and acquisition
• Credit and financing

Objective of the course is to provide students with the theoretical and conceptual tools used in investment banking. Therefore it is appropriate for students who are pursuing a career in investment banking or in the investment banking division of a financial firm. The course is also suitable for students who wish to broaden their understanding of corporate finance concepts and techniques.


TEACHING METHODS
Lessons and case discussions

MAIN REFERENCES
Iannotta, G., Investment Banking, Springer-Verlag, 2010.

CASE DISCUSSIONS AND GROUP WORK
Students are expected to be fully engaged in the entire learning process. This means that students need to prepare the assigned readings of the cases prior to each class and come to class prepared to participate in discussions and/or group work to enhance the learning of the individual and the class. Students will find the relative material for each case on the website.

Rules of case discussions
With case discussions, each student should demonstrate:
• The ability to set the parameters for the problem (key concepts from the case).
• Ample knowledge regarding the subject of the case (understanding of material, good response to the observations of others).
• The ability to connect the case to other course concepts.
• The ability to involve others in the discussion.

Rules of group project work:
• Pick your own groups (each group consists of max. 3 participants: if you have trouble getting picked, I will help)
• All group work will be self policed (except in extreme circumstances!).
• There will be one grade per group, no matter how the work load is distributed among the group members.
Before class discussion, groups should send a “PPT presentation (max. 25 slides)” to the instructor.

OTHER LEARNING SOURCES
Other material will be available on the course website.

ATTENDANCE
Attendance in class is very important. Students who miss more than 6 hours will be considered non-attending.

EXAM

Oral exam

Group Assignment (optional for attending students).
The group assignment is worth from 0 to 3 extra points, which will be added to the evaluation of the oral exam.
Group assignment evaluation will be considered valid until the beginning of the next academic year.