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.

Business Valuation

  • 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.
  • Analyze how markets adjust for risk.

Working Capital

  • 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.
  • Identify sources and uses of short-term financing.

Capital Budgets

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

Long-Term Financing

  • Outline a method for managing capital structure.
  • Evaluate the effect of dividend policy on stock price.
  • Explain the types and main features of long-term debt.
  • 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.

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.

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