adm2350n - Financial Management ADM 2350N Winter 2012...

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Financial Management ADM 2350N Winter 2012 December 14, 2011 Professor Dr. William (Bill) F. Rentz, Ph.D., LIFA Office DMS 7106 Telephone 613-562-5800 x4735 during office hours only E-Mail [email protected] Office Hours Mon, 11:30 – 13:00 & Wed, 10:00 – 11:30 Class Location TBT 070 Class Hours Mon, 13:00 – 14:30 & Wed, 11:30 – 13:00 Lab Location SMD 425 Lab Hours Mon, 14:30 – 16:00 Prerequisite(s) ADM 1340, ADM 2303, ECO 1102, ECO 1104 Program of Study BCom Mandatory Course Course Deliverable Due Date Weight on Final Grade Assignment #1 Thu, Jan 26, 2012 5% Quiz #1 Mon, Jan 30, 2012 10% Assignment #2 Thu, Feb 16, 2012 5% Midterm Exam Mon, Feb 27, 2012 20% Assignment #3 Thu, Mar 22, 2012 5% Quiz #2 Mon, Mar 26, 2012 10% Assignment #4 Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5% Final Exam To Be Announced By The Registrar 40%
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Course Description This course presents the fundamentals of financial management of the firm. Principal topics covered in this course include: 1. Introduction to financial management (forms of business organization, shareholder wealth maximization, social responsibility, agency theory, cash flows, net present value) 2. Canadian financial and fiscal environment (where the firm raises, uses and manages the capital needed and received and how taxes impact these processes). 3. Time value of money (also known as discounted cash flow analysis or financial mathematics). 4. Fixed income securities (how investors determine the value of fixed income securities). 5. Common shares (how investors determine the value of common shares). 6. Risk and return (focus is on the capital asset pricing model, the security market line, and the estimation of beta). 7. Cost of capital (how the firm establishes its marginal weighted cost of capital from long- term sources of capital — bonds, preferred shares, and common shares). 8. Cash flow analysis (how the firm calculates incremental project cash flows). 9. Capital budgeting (how the firm chooses investment projects). 10. Working capital management (how the firm uses and manages its short-term capital). 11. Short-term financing (how the firm raises the short-term capital needed). 12. Current asset management (how the firm manages its cash, marketable securities, and accounts receivable). Major Course Learning Objectives On completion of this course, students should understand: # Finance theory, so they can evaluate decisions concerning the investments and the financing of the firm. In particular, the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) approach is key to valuing assets and investment projects based on a forward-looking cash flow perspective. # Analytical techniques and their uses, so they can evaluate financial decision situations.
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