|FI 8020||Financial Analysis and Loan Structuring|
|Requirements||CSP: 1, 2, 6|
This course provides students with the skills to analyze a business, determine its funding needs, and design a financing structure to satisfy those needs (primarily, private debt instruments). There is minimal discussion of pricing; the focus is credit analysis. The principal teaching method is case analysis, and a significant course objective is the development of logical thinking and communication skills. The case mix includes companies of all sizes including small- and medium-sized firms. Students have the opportunity to evaluate the needs of a variety of businesses that differ with respect to type, industry, profitability, growth, cyclicality, and degree of distress.