BUS 351 Corporate Finance

Spring, Fall

The main objectives of the financial manager are to plan for, acquire, and use funds in an efficient manner in order to maximize the value of the firm. This course introduces financial planning, the discounted cash flow model, modern portfolio theory, and the capital asset pricing model. Major topics covered include financial analysis, decision-making under uncertainty, cost of capital, company valuation techniques, and history of capital markets. Students are introduced to financial analysis and modeling using Microsoft excel, real-world case studies, and contemporary financial issues.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: BUS 243 Cost Accounting, and ECON 290 Statistical Analysis for Economics and Business or MATH 211 Applied Statistics for the Formal & Natural Sciences