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ME1311 Corporate Finance 6.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ME1311 (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The overall aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge in finance methods, as well as knowledge of key theories, models and tools in the subject of corporate finance. During the course, these tools will be applied in practice through ongoing project work. The course also provides the necessary basic knowledge for any further studies in the field of finance. The course has a clear connection to entrepreneurship in innovation-intensive technology operations. The course also addresses sustainable development in a financing context.

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims to provide basic knowledge of key models and analysis tools in the subject of corporate finance. After completing the course, the student shall be able to:

  1. Describe the organisation of the financial market;
  2. describe, calculate and evaluate the cash flows of different investments and the financial consequences of these investments;
  3. describe and calculate how the company's capital structure can affect the company's value;
  4. design a company financing strategy (also taking into account the sustainable development of the business including environmental aspects).

The course also intends to give a basis for continued studies of the subject.

Course disposition

See the course syllabus.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

ME1314 Introduction to Industrial Engineering and Management completed

Recommended prerequisites

Courses corresponding 24 hp within Industrial Management


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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Assignment, 0.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO2 - Assignment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO3 - Assignment, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO4 - Assignment, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN2 - Written exam, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

See the course syllabus.

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

Decided by the examiner.


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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web ME1311

Offered by

ITM/Industrial Economics and Management

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

ME2090  Finance, Corporate Valuation and

ME2091 Behavioural Finance.


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Transitional regulations

Students who have not completed the course with a previous set of examining modules will either be examined within the framework of the new modules or alternatively be offered replacement assignments for a period of three years.

Supplementary information

Open only for students admitted to CINEK.

Not open for exchange students.