Applied Corporate Finance:
Instructor's Materials

An introductory course on finance, investments and financial markets.

by Ian H. Giddy, Stern School of Business, New York University

The Course Computerized Test Questions Trading Game   Powerpoint Slides Online Version The author The Stern School

1. The Course

This six-part module offers an overview of finance from the perspective of the corporate financial manager. Beginning with the premise that the goal of management is to increase the value of the firm, we will walk through the key decisions - investment, financing and risk management - that contribute to shareholder value. Using real-world case studies, the course will introduce the key principles of selecting real investments, financing them, extracting value and managing financial risk. The full course outline may be found at

2. Computerized Test Questions

I have developed a full set of on-line quizzes, both self-test and "real" quizzes, for my applied corporate finance course. These are designed to be used with WebCT, a Web-based course tool which allows students to go onto the Web any time and take the quiz and, at the instructor's discretion, obtain feedback in the form of suggested solutions (see sample in Adobe Acrobat format). The questions can be automatically graded or hand-graded by the instructor. These may be purchased for instructor use for $375 for the set. To see it in action, send a request to and you'll be assigned a special, temporary, password.

(A similar set is available for my International Finance and Foundations of Finance courses.)

3. The Live Case Study

Each student will investigate the financial aspects of an actual company during the course. The goal will be to evaluate whether the company is maximizing its shareholder value, and in the end whether it is underpriced or overpriced in the marketplace. Details may be found at the Live Case Study website.

4. A complete set of PowerPoint slides

These lecture supplements have become an essential adjunct to my course and have proved useful to a number of other lecturers. The package consists of about 15 slideshows, with an average of about 40 slides per lecture (see sample),. In addition to the subjects covered in the textbook, they include financial management topics such as international finance and financial risk analysis. The slideshows are also available in .pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format, so that they can be downloaded from the Web by students.

The set is available for $500 from the author.

(A similar set is available for my International Finance and Foundations of Finance courses.)

5. Online Version of the Course

An on-line version of the course may be offered in tandem with the class version. If you're interested, contact the instructor.

Most materials will be made available for download from a special Website upon receipt of payment in US funds.
Requests for materials should be made to Payment should be in the form of a check made out to "Ian H. Giddy" and sent to:

Ian H. Giddy
119 West 82nd Street
New York, NY 10024

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