FIN5250

Corporate Finance

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This course examines the theory and practice of corporate financial decision-making to maximize the firm’s value. Students will review major finance topics including: capital budgeting, risk-return relationship, capital market theory,  market efficiency, capital structure, dividend policy, long-term financing, and working capital management.

 

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

  • Distinguishing the goals of corporate financial management.
  • Analyzing major influences on corporate financial decision-making.
  • Demonstrating the ability to analyze financial statements for key indicators of financial health.
  • Solving problems using time value of money calculations for financial decision-making.
  • Analyzing bonds using interest rate valuations and other considerations.
  • Differentiating between methods for stock valuation.
  • Evaluating and comparing investments utilizing discounted cash flows and net present value.
  • Applying sensitivity analysis, scenario analysis, and break-even analysis to evaluate and compare capital projects.
  • Evaluating the relationship of risk and return as they relate to investments.
  • Demonstrating the application of the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Weighted Average Cost of Capital.
  • Articulating the key functions of efficient markets.
  • Evaluating corporate structures for maximized benefits to stakeholders.
  • Analyzing optimal working capital management for decision making.
  • Assessing the implications of good and bad corporate governance.

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