3.00 credit hours
This is a MBA core finance course. In this course, students are introduced to the basics of corporate finance, including the objectives of and the decisions made by corporate financial managers. Topics covered include time value of money, stock and bond valuation, cost of capital and risk and return, investment decision rules, cash flows and free cash flows, cash flow projections and planning, working capital management and short-term financing, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, efficient markets, and macroeconomic/industry analysis and valuation. The course envisages extensive use of spreadsheets, case studies, data analysis, and an intensive workshop. The course envisages extensive use of spreadsheets as well as an intensive workshop involving data analysis.
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