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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.
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.