Corporate Finance
Cod: 62072
Department: DCSG
Scientific area: Management
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 40

The unit relates the investment decisions in a company with its form of financing via capital structure. The main financing instruments are presented, both in terms of origin – equity and debt capital – and its duration – medium and long term and short term – according to their respective implications for the cost of funding. The basic requirements for portfolio management and valuation of financial assets fundamentals are also presented.

Funding Sources
Capital Structure
Asset Pricing
Portfolio Selection

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to: (i) understand and apply the main methods of business valuation; (ii) identify the different forms of financing and determine the cost of equity and debt capital; (iii) use and justify the choices of short-term financial management, identifying the respective sources and applications; (iv) analyze the effects of diversification on the risk of financial assets; (v) to know its main theories of evaluation.

1.    Asset pricing  
2.    Structure capital and dividend policy
3.    Long-term funding  
4.    Short-term financial decisions
5.    Portfolio theory


•    Ross, S., Westerfield, R.W. e J. Jaffe, Corporate Finance, McGraw-Hill, 11th edition, 2016.
•    Brealey, R., Myers,S. e F. Allen, Princípios de Finanças Empresariais, McGraw-Hill, 2015.

•    Gomes Mota, A., Barroso, C. S., Nunes, J. P. e M. A. Ferreira, Finanças da Empresa – Teoria e Prática, Sílabo, 2015.
•    Elton, E., Gruber, M., Brown, S. e W. Goetzmann, Modern Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 9th edition, 2014.



The methodology is based on the UAb pedagogical model for 2nd cycle courses, where there are moments of independent study in which the student does an individual study and reflection on the different themes, and moments of collaborative learning that are expected to discuss the Discussion and resolution with colleagues of specific tasks. The methodology is based on activities, aiming at developing the theoretical knowledge and demonstrating its practical application in the business world. The evaluation has two components: continuous, with a weighting of 60% and is based on individual and collective preparation of reports and participation in forums; And final summative assessment, weighting 40% and consubstantiating in an individual work on part of the content of the curricular unit.

The ability to read in English is an essential requirement of this course.