COMM 308 Sec 2B Course Outline

COMM 308 Sec 2B Course Outline - IntroductiontoFinance...

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Introduction to Finance Fall, 2009 Comm 308/4 Sec 2B Location: MB-2.270 Tuesday Thursday 11:45-13:00  Instructor: Ravi Mateti   Wednesday 13:00-15:00 MB-12.235 Text: Introduction to Corporate  Finance also available. Other A financial calculator is required for this course.  Description: COMM 308  Introduction to Finance  (3 credits) Prerequisite: COMM 217; COMM 220 previously or concurrently. This course  provides a general understanding of the fundamental concepts of finance theory as  they apply to the firm’s long-run and short-run financing, and investment decisions.  Building on the objective of firm value maximization, students will become familiar  with the conceptual issues underlying risk and return relationships and their  measurements, as well as the valuation of financial securities. They will also learn  the concept of cost of capital, its measurement, and the techniques of capital  budgeting as practised by today’s managers. Students will be introduced to the basic  issues surrounding the firm’s short-term and long-term funding decisions and its  ability to pay dividends. Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course, students should be able to demonstrate a general understanding  and specific skills on the following: General: Conceptual frameworks underlying valuation, asset pricing, risk/return tradeoffs, and  investment vs. financing decisions. In addition, students are expected to use these  1 John Molson School of Business   
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COMM 308 Sec 2B Course Outline - IntroductiontoFinance...

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