01 Intro to Finance

01 Intro to Finance - Finance Fields Careers and the Big...

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Finance Fields, Careers, and the Big Picture
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Mind Map What Does Finance Mean? The science that describes the management of money, banking, credit, investments, and assets.
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Mind Map Mind Map Learning objective: Become familiar with the sub-specialties of finance: corporate finance, investments, and institutions. Identify careers in the finance profession Understand how finance fits into the scheme of Business Management
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Key words/concepts: Asset Manager Asset Pricing Capital Budgeting analysis Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Commercial vs. Consumer Bank Credit Analyst Dollar-Cost- Averaging Financial Derivatives Financial Policy Implementation Hedge Funds Money Manager
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Corporate Finance Also known as managerial finance , financial management , and business finance. The financial manager’s primary goal is to maximize shareholder wealth or equivalently, to maximize the price of the firm’s common stock.
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Corporate Finance Decisions Financial managers are responsible for the investing and financing activities of the firm . Investing : What assets should the firm acquire? (Purchase or lease?) Financing: How should the firm finance those investments? (Debt v. equity financing?) Capital budgeting analysis involves deciding which assets will increase the firm's value.
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