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Faculty Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Department of Economics Course : AP/ECON 4410 3.0 M: Corporate Finance Course Webpage: Term : Winter Term 2017 Prerequisite / Co-requisite : Prerequisites: AP/ECON 2300 3.00, AP/ECON 2350 3.00 and AP/ECON 4400 3.00, or equivalents. Course credit exclusions: AP/ADMS 4540 3.00, GL/ECON 4315 3.00, SB/FINE 3100 3.00. Note: Acceptable course substitutes are available in the Calendar. PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AK/ADMS 4540 3.00, AS/ECON 4410 3.00, GL/ECON 4315 3.00, SB/FINE 3100 3.00. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Course Instructor Name: Tsvetanka Karagyozova Office: 1082 Vari Hall Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext. 77028 Office Hours: Tuesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Email: [email protected] Teaching Assistant: TBA Time and Location Lectures T 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM ACE 002 Course Organization The course is organized in a lecture format; however, your questions, insights and feedback are welcome at any point of time, inside and outside the classroom. Technology is extensively used for delivering instruction in the classroom, making lecture notes available ahead of time, and introducing occasional videos and examples to illustrate the practical application of concepts learned in class. Please make it a habit of checking the course website on Moodle on a regular basis for current course announcements, lecture handouts, practice questions, and assigned readings. Although lecture notes will be provided on Moodle, they are not meant to be a comprehensive treatment of the material, nor are they a substitute for the textbook or class attendance. You are responsible to make up for the material covered in class if you miss a lecture. Please use your York email account for correspondence. Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes ECON 4410, Corporate Finance, is a continuation of ECON 4400, Financial Economics. There are recurrent topics in both courses such as the capital asset pricing model and capital market efficiency. However, ECON 4400 focuses on the decision-making of investors while the focus of ECON 4410 is on the decision-making of firms. In Corporate Finance we will address three major questions: 1) In what projects should the firm invest?; 2) What sources of financial capital can the firm use for its investment
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activities?; 3) How can the firm ensure sufficient short-term liquidity for its operations? Topics include net present value, capital budgeting, treatment of risk, dividend policy, short-term financing, and financial strategy.
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