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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.