FSM540 - Business Finance

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Subject Title
Business Finance

Subject Description
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a detailed overview of the principles governing the financial management. The course emphasizes the analytical techniques managers use to make financial decisions. The field of investments, specifically how investors choose among alternative sources of financing is explored. Topics include assessing a firm's performance to determine its value.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Outline the function of capital markets in Canada and explain the role of investment underwriting.
     
  2. Explain the rationales behind corporate dividend policy and evaluate the effects of dividend policy on internal fianncing.
     
  3. Evaluate the use of long-term debt, preferred and common shares as financing options and make a recommendation given details of a potential real life case scenario.
     
  4. Illustrate the use of term loans and leases in fiancing and analyze the factors involved in the lease-purchase decision.
     
  5. Apply discounted cash flow concepts to leasing decisions.
     
  6. Define and discuss the role of and market for derivatives such as options and futures.
     
  7. Contrast warrants and versus convertible securities.
     
  8. Calculate the hedge on futures and the values of call and put options.
     
  9. Demonstrate the use of financial forecasts to estimate future cash requirements.
     
  10. Describe and analyze corporate restructuring through mergers and diverstitures.

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