Financial Management - Beijing - Financial Management MIB...

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Page 1 of 12 Financial Management MIB - Shanghai Course Code 7524 Module Module C 2014-15 Instructor Aleksander Grzeszczak Email [email protected] Phone / Skype Availability As the instructor is not always available via phone, the best way to contact him is via e-mail, this way student queries can be responded to in a timely manner. Instructor will also be in contact with stu- dents via myCourses portal at regular intervals with feedback of more general nature and with specific requests, follow-ups, etc. Office hours & review sessions will be organized and announced at the beginning of the course. Class Times & Rooms Will be posted on
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Page 2 of 12 Course aims and description of content This course is an introduction to financial concepts and techniques commonly employed in corporate management. I’d like to think that it focuses mainly o n practical aspects and implications for managerial decision-making. This course assumes basic familiarity with financial statements and fundamentals of accounting as well as a good dose of intellec- tual curiosity in the broad subject of finance. The first half of the course focuses on managerial decision making related to the present / current state of a corporation. This is followed by an analysis of decision-making related to the future: business expansion, decline, acquisitions, and restructuring. It also brings into the mix the concept of risk and rewards and cost of capital. Finally related to both present and future, the course introduces concepts of valuation and presents various val- uation techniques used by corporations. Intended Learning Outcomes Key (Assessed) Learning Outcomes On completion of this course, students should understand and be able to do the following: 1 Understand the various tools used to analyze corporate financial performance and interpret basic financial statements and ratios. 2 Be comfortable with financial concepts that are at the core of managerial decision making: risk vs. reward, time value of money, cost of capital, and project ac- ceptance and rejection criteria. 3 Build financial projections/budgets; understand that there are likely to be various stakeholders (with varying, often opposing interests) in the capital structure of a company. 4 Appreciate the various valuation techniques employed and be able to perform a rudimentary valuation of a corporation as well as valuation of shares/stock and bonds/debt instruments.
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