3.00 credit hours
This second course in corporate finance is designed to lay the analytic foundation for careers in business. The objective of the course is to strengthen students' conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills. Topics covered include economic cash flows and valuation, long term financial planning and ratios analysis, growth and external financing, short term financial planning, working capital management, capital budgeting and managerial options, capital structure, payout policy, financial strategy, initial public equity offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. Topics covered may vary from semester to semester. The course envisages use of spreadsheets and case studies.