Lorena Keller

Lorena Keller
  • Assistant Professor of Finance

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    2319 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Teaching

Current Courses

  • FNCE100 - Corporate Finance

    This course provides an introduction to the theory, the methods, and the concerns of corporate finance. The concepts developed in FNCE 100 form the foundation for all elective finance courses. The main topics include: 1) the time value of money and capital budgeting techniques; 2) uncertainty and the trade-off between risk and return; 3) security market efficiency; 4) optimal capital structure, and 5) dividend policy decisions. ACCT 101 + STAT 101 may be taken concurrently. Honors sections require MATH 114 as a prerequisite.

    FNCE100003 ( Syllabus )

    FNCE100004 ( Syllabus )

    FNCE100005 ( Syllabus )

    FNCE100006 ( Syllabus )

Past Courses

  • FNCE100 - CORPORATE FINANCE

    This course provides an introduction to the theory, the methods, and the concerns of corporate finance. The concepts developed in FNCE 100 form the foundation for all elective finance courses. The main topics include: 1) the time value of money and capital budgeting techniques; 2) uncertainty and the trade-off between risk and return; 3) security market efficiency; 4) optimal capital structure, and 5) dividend policy decisions. ACCT 101 + STAT 101 may be taken concurrently. Honors sections require MATH 114 as a prerequisite.

  • FNCE611 - CORPORATE FINANCE

    This course serves as an introduction to business finance (corporate financial management and investments) for both non-majors and majors preparing for upper-level course work. The primary objective is to provide the framework, concepts, and tools for analyzing financial decisions based on fundamental principles of modern financial theory. The approach is rigorous and analytical. Topics covered include discounted cash flow techniques; corporate capital budgeting and valuation; investment decisions under uncertainty; capital asset pricing; options; and market efficiency. The course will also analyze corporate financial policy, including capital structure, cost of capital, dividend policy, and related issues. Additional topics will differ according to individual instructors.

Knowledge@Wharton

How Corporate Governance Is Changing

A recent "Beyond Business" panel discussion, hosted by Wharton Dean Erika James, focused on how boards can redefine corporate governance to maximize a company’s social impact while balancing the needs of all stakeholders.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 11/23/2021
Layered Leadership and Apple’s Rise to the Top

In an excerpt from the revised and updated edition of their book ‘The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap,’ Wharton’s Harbir Singh and Michael Useem explore how Apple’s approach to leadership has contributed to its success.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 11/23/2021
How to Drive Energy Efficiency in Low-income Countries

Removing credit constraints and providing subsidies could lift adoption of energy efficient technologies in low-income households, according to a recent study co-authored by Wharton’s Susanna B. Berkouwer.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 11/22/2021