FIN3137

Business Finance

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The course is a survey course in financial management.  Basic concepts such as security markets, interest rates, taxes, and risk/return valuation models are discussed as well as how financial management can be used to help maximize the value of a firm or household.

 

PREREQUISITE: MAT1021 and MAT1022 or the equivalent and ACC2111 and ACC2112 or the equivalent.

 

UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:

  • Describing the goals of a firm.
  • Comparing the different forms of business organizations.
  • Determining the impact of the federal income tax system.
  • Describing the capital markets.
  • Analyzing the determinants of market interest rates.
  • Interpreting the term structure of interest rates.
  • Preparing cash flow analyses.
  • Evaluating stock and bond valuation models.
  • Analyzing the relationship between risk and rates of return.
  • Interpreting financial statements.
  • Determining the basics of capital investment decisions.
  • Comparing common and preferred stock as sources for long-term financing.
  • Analyzing types of debt instruments and leveraging.
  • Applying present value, internal rate of return, and other valuation concepts.
  • Understanding variations in capital structure among firms.
  • Analyzing dividend policy issues.

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