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FIN4250

Corporate Finance

The 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:

  • Understanding the goals of corporate financial management.
  • Identifying major influences on corporate financial decision making.
  • Demonstrating the ability to analyze financial statements for key indicators of financial health.
  • Understanding how time value of money concepts influence financial decision making.
  • Correlating interest rates to valuation considerations for bonds.
  • Understanding and evaluating methods for stock valuation.
  • Evaluating investments utilizing discounted cash flows and net present value.
  • Performing sensitivity analysis, scenario analysis, and break-even analysis to evaluate capital projects.
  • Discussing the relationship of risk and return as it relates to investments.
  • Demonstrating the use of the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Weighted Average Cost of Capital.
  • Understanding the key functions of efficient markets.
  • Evaluating corporate structures.
  • Performing analysis for optimal working capital management decision making.
  • Understanding the implications of good and bad corporate governance.

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