Businesses constantly confront the question of value—what is this factory, patent, or potential merger partner worth? How can a transaction be structured to add value to the business? Corporate finance is about measuring, creating, and protecting value. This course will examine various corporate financing mechanisms, including strategies involved in utilizing such mechanisms, and the legal and regulatory authority governing them. The course will also examine the legal character of the corporation, the different types of corporations, and principles of corporate governance, among others.