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1 BUSI 2503 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE C OURSE O UTLINE W INTER 2019 Instructor: Professor Isaac Otchere Office: DT 1712 Email: [email protected] : Phone: (613) 520-2600 Ext. 2731 Course Schedule & location Online Office Hours: by appointment: Tuesday 3.30pm-5.00pm Course Description BUSI 2503 [0.5 credit] Introduction to Finance Basic issues and practices in finance. Survey of business firms' financing, investment, and payout decisions. Emphasis on understanding the principals, resources and trade-offs in the financial area of a business. Precludes additional credit for BUSI 2504 and ECON 3050 . No credit for students in B.Com., BIB. Prerequisite(s): second-year standing. Purpose of the Course The primary goal of this introductory finance course is to provide students with an integrated framework to analyze individual and corporate investments and financing decisions. It also provides an introduction to and applications of the standard techniques in business finance. Students will be introduced to the notion of both time and risk and how they affect the valuation of financial securities including bonds, stocks and real assets or investments projects undertaking by corporations. This course, which serves as the foundation for more advanced finance courses, will enable student to gain a good understanding of financial markets.
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2 Learning Objectives for the Course Upon completing this course, students will be able to: 1. Recognize and apply the main ways of measuring the time value of money. 2. Apply financial skills to solve real life problems. 3. Evaluate borrowing and investment alternatives. 4. Develop a rational approach to financial decision making and planning. 5. Use asset pricing models to determine the price of securities. 6. Explain the risk and return relationship and its use in valuation. Course teaching approach In this online course, the learning largely occurs at home or wherever you feel comfortable reading, viewing lecture videos, studying and working with the online course material. There are weekly lectures (lecture videos and powerpoint slides), practice problems. The practice problems will provide a good opportunity to review and practice the material. The following order is recommended: Reading for the week (relevant text book chapter) Lecture - powerpoint slides and videos Practice Problems Quiz Required Text and Materials Booth, Cleary, Rakita, Introduction to Corporate Finance, 4 th edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2016. GRADE COMPONENTS Component % of Grade Due date Duration Quizzes (best 4 quizzes) 20% weekly 30 mins each 1 Assignment 15% Feb 15 Takehome Mid-Term Exam 25% Mar 1 ( 6pm ) 90 mins Final Exam 40% TBA 180 Total 100% (1) Class preparation – You are expected to have covered the readings before class. After class, you should re-read the chapter to gain further understanding of the material.
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