Prereq: 15.401. Provides instruction in the tools and techniques of corporate financial management, from the perspective of the CFO. Primarily uses case studies to present the financial tools needed to make value-enhancing business decisions: how to decide which projects to invest in, how to finance those investments, and how to manage the cash flows of the firm. Topics include capital budgeting, investment decisions and valuation; working capital management, security issues; dividend policy; optimal capital structure; and real options analysis. Meets with 15.418 when offered concurrently. Final examination.