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Unformatted text preview: BUS 320 - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Section 003 Fall, 2007 Instructor: Carl Davis Office: 2343 Nelson Phone: 881-7399 or 434-4714 Office Hours: Anytime by appointment E-mail: [email protected] Course Description BUS320 is a survey course in financial management that deals with decision-making concerning a firm's sources and uses of funds. The course examines the financial goals of firms, techniques for assessing a firm's financial position, methods for forecasting a firm's financial needs, management of current assets and current liabilities, decision-making regarding investment in fixed assets, and decision-making about long-term financing and dividend policy. While the course focuses on firms organized as corporations, the tools developed in this course can be applied readily to non-corporate enterprises. Course Objective Since this is a survey course, we will cover a lot of ground. We will begin with a general overview and then go into more detail on several concepts, financial instruments, and techniques used in financial de- cision-making. My objectives for the course are: 1. To introduce you to the world of finance. Anyone involved with the management of a busi- ness needs to have at least some minimal knowledge of business finance. 2. To introduce you to basic financial concepts such as the time value of money, asset valu- ation, and risk and return. 3. To provide you with a solid understanding of the basics of finance that will prepare you for taking subsequent finance courses....
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2008 for the course BUS 320 taught by Professor Sloan during the Fall '08 term at N.C. State.
- Fall '08