Learning Objectives for the First Exam

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GB112, Fall 09 Learning Objectives for the First Exam Days 1 and 2 Be able to list and explain the objectives of a business Be able to list and explain the major functional areas of a business Understand the term “stakeholder” and be able to list the major stakeholders of a business Be able to explain the different types of business organizations and to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each Days 3 through 5 Be able To explain why companies need money Be able To define and explain the differences between debt and equity, including advantages and disadvantages of each Be able To explain the differences between preferred and common stock Be able To explain the differences between private and public sources of debt and equity Be able To explain the terms IPO and SEO Be able To explain the difference between primary and secondary markets
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Unformatted text preview: • Understand the role of the SEC in overseeing securities and the role of rating agencies. • Know the different sources of financing such as angel investors and venture capitalists. • Understand the relationship between risk and return Days 6 though 9 • Understand the Importance of TVM and time lines • Define and compute (using tables on exams rather than formulas or Excel): o FV of lump sum o FV of an annuity o PV of lump sum o PV of an annuity o Payment • Compute the value of a bond with semi-annual interest payments • Compute the value of a zero-coupon bond • Compute yield to maturity • Know the four primary reasons that businesses fail, including insufficient cash • Be able to discuss the importance of cash flows and cash flows forecasting • Be able to perform basic IRR and NPV calculations...
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