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FIN 300 Lecture Slides Ch. 1

FIN 300 Lecture Slides Ch. 1 - Topics discussed in this...

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2/1/11 Topics discussed in this •Describe the corporate finance (managerial finance) function and its relationship to economics and accounting. •Identify the primary activities of the financial manager.
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2/1/11 Why Study Finance? •Finance is about decision making •Personal financial decisions: - When to start saving and how much to save? - Car loan or lease? - Whether a particular stock is a
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2/1/11 What is Corporate Finance? Corporate finance is about corporate decision making. Capital budgeting decisions – Investment decisions Launch a new product? * Produce or outsource? * Purchasing an advertising slot
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2/1/11 The Four Types of Firms •Sole Proprietorships •Partnerships •Limited Liability Companies •Corporations –Tax Implications for Corporate
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2/1/11 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.
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