FIN401 - Finance I
This one semester subject introduces the accounting student to the fundamental concepts and analytical methods used by corporate financial managers. The subject will progress from an examination of the goals and objectives of financial management to a thorough understanding of financial planning, working capital management and the capital budgeting process.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Discuss the goals and functions of financial management.
2. Time Value of money.
3. Determine the value of financial assets such as bonds,preferred stock and common shares using present value techniques and evaluate their use in the financing of the firm.
4. Evaluate the use of long-term debt,preferred and common stock in the financing of a firm.
5. Evaluate the financial performance of a firm using the tools of ratios, trends and common size percentages.
6. Discuss the importance of financial forecasting and demonstrate the use of financial forecasts to estimate future cash flows.
7. Explain the concept of break-even analysis, operating and financial leverage and quantify the effect of leverage on the financial results of a firm.
8. Assess the relationship between current asset management and short-term financing and the impact of risk on these decisions.
9. Apply working capital management techniques to provide effective use of cash, marketable securities, receivables and inventories.
10.Identify the sources of short-term financing and determine of use of such to make effective financing decisions.
11.Explain the function of capital markets in Canada and discuss the role of investment underwriting.
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