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Introduction to Corporate Finance Lecture Note 1 Prof. H. Wang © copyright 2008
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Copyright © 2008 Hefei Wang. All rights reserved. Topics discussed in this course Describe the corporate finance (managerial finance) function and its relationship to economics and accounting. Identify the primary activities of the financial manager. Explain the goal of the firm, corporate governance, and the agency issue. Understand financial institutions and markets, and the role they play in managerial finance.
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Copyright © 2008 Hefei Wang. All rights reserved. Why Study Finance? Finance is Personal financial decisions:
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Copyright © 2008 Hefei Wang. All rights reserved. What is Corporate Finance? Corporate finance is
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Copyright © 2008 Hefei Wang. All rights reserved. The Four Types of Firms Sole Proprietorships Partnerships Limited Liability Companies Corporations – Tax Implications for Corporate Entities
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Types of U.S. Firms There are four different types of firms in the United States. As (a) and (b) show, although the majority of U.S. firms are sole proprietorships, they generate only a small fraction of total revenue, in contrast to corporations. Source: www.bizstats.com
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