4308112: C15 Workshop Investment Banking

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Semester:SS 17
Scheduled in semester:3
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:24.0 L / 18.0 h
Self-directed study time:72.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Finance (01.09.2015)


  • Definition of Investment Banking
  • Going Public, IPO`s
  • The Cost of Being Public and Going Public
  • Underpricing and Underperformance
  • Managing the Process of Underwriting
  • Merger and Acquisitions (Merger Motives, Categories of M&A, Due Diligence)
  • Post-Merger Integration
  • Defence Measures
  • The Role of Investment Funds in Investment Banking (Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds, ETFs)
  • Stock Repurchase Programmes

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students

  • are able to evaluate initial public offerings;
  • know how to illustrate responsibilities for capital limited by shares;
  • can evaluate motives for mergers and acquisitions;
  • know how to classify procedures of mergers and acquisitions;
  • are able to determine defence measures for undertakings;
  • can describe and comment the role of investment funds (incl. Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds, ETFs) in investment banking;
  • are able to evaluate reasons for share buyback.


Lectures Method

Interactive lecture with cases, business-scene simulations.

Exam Modalities

See lecture within the module.


  • PWW-MA_Workshop Investment Banking (SS 17, bewertet)