This course deals with the principles of corporate finance. It will provide you with the language and the tools of finance and give you the capacity to understand the theory and apply, in real world situations, the techniques that have been developed in corporate finance. We discuss the three main principles that guide corporate managers in maximizing firm value: (1) the investment principle, (2) the financing principle, and (3) the dividend principle. The major topics of the course include the role of corporations and financial managers, time value of money, valuation, capital budgeting, hurdle rates, capital structure, and dividend policy. While focused on the corporate setting, this course will also help you to make better decisions in your own financial matters and it will familiarize you with how financial markets work.