Corporate Finance – fin571 (3 credits)

This course applies corporate finance concepts to make management decisions. Students learn methods to evaluate financial alternatives and create financial plans. Other topics include cash flows, business valuation, working capital, capital budgets, and long-term financing.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Foundations of Finance

  • Compare and contrast the market value of an asset or liability from the book value.
  • Discuss 12 principles foundational corporate finance.
  • Compare and contrast accounting net income and cash flows.

Business Valuation

  • Analyze how markets adjust for risk.
  • Apply the capital-asset pricing model to calculate a business’s required return.
  • Use valuation techniques to determine the intrinsic value of debt and equity instruments.

Working Capital

  • Identify sources and uses of short-term financing.
  • Describe the cash conversion cycle and its importance to working capital management.
  • Evaluate how the business policies of a firm affect accounts receivable and inventories.

Capital Budgets

  • Analyze a capital project’s present value based on expected future net cash flows.
  • Calculate the cost of capital.
  • Apply techniques used in capital budgeting decisions.

Long-Term Financing

  • Outline a method for managing capital structure.
  • Explain the types and main features of long-term debt.
  • Evaluate the effect of dividend policy on stock price.
  • Compare and contrast leasing with debt/equity finance.

Financial Planning

  • Analyze the effect of price setting on capital budgeting.
  • Explain the methods, pitfalls, and benefits of capital rationing.
  • Create a financial plan.

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