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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.



  • Evaluating the relationship between management and stockholders relative to shareholder wealth.
  • Describing and evaluating the forms of business organizations and their financial impact.
  • Evaluating and applying capital budget models in business investment decisions.
  • Evaluating and describing the characteristics of money and capital markets as sources of short-term and long-term funding.
  • Evaluating and analyzing the components of interest rate.
  • Performing financial projections in business financial planning.
  • Evaluating financial leverage and financial risk relative to the firm.
  • Evaluating corporate governance and ethics.
  • Analyzing the relationship between risk and return in relations to portfolio management.
  • Analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting financial statements and ratios as indicators for performance assessments and comparisons.
  • Calculating free Cash flows and performing valuation of assets.
  • Assessing the need for working capital management.
  • Analyzing the characteristics of Bonds and common stocks.
  • Evaluating and analyzing the different types of taxes.
  • Understanding variations in capital structure among firms relative to risk.
  • Analyzing dividend policy and the mechanics of dividend payments.

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