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.
- Evaluate the effect of dividend policy on stock price.
- Compare and contrast leasing with debt/equity finance.
- Outline a method for managing capital structure.
- Explain the types and main features of long-term debt.
- Analyze the effect of price setting on capital budgeting.
- Explain the methods, pitfalls, and benefits of capital rationing.
- Create a financial plan.
Foundations of Finance
- Discuss 12 principles foundational corporate finance.
- Compare and contrast accounting net income and cash flows.
- Compare and contrast the market value of an asset or liability from the book value.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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