Research Methods (BM1113)


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COURSE OUTLINE COURSE: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT II BATCH: BM 11-13, TERM III INSTRUCTOR: UDAY DAMODARAN CONTACT: Office 3178 (Room, First Floor of Admin Block) Home 3478 (Free to meet anytime, but dropping in a mail before the attempt to meet, will save you some bother!) Introduction This course is designed on the premise that every managerial decision- irrespective of the functional domain from which it originates- has an impact, either very directly or indirectly, on the financial position, and thus the value, of a firm. The impact could be in the form of changes in asset base, revenue stream, cost structure, investment mix, risk profile, growth prospects, or strategic direction of the firm. Extending from this premise, every manager should, perforce, possess a good understanding of financial analysis and management. The course is thus designed to equip you with the concepts, tools, techniques and terminology that will help you- irrespective of the functional domain you choose to make a career in- to evaluate business decisions from a (financial) value perspective. The course is not meant to cater solely to the needs of those intending to specialize in finance. This course builds on concepts that you have already covered in your first course in Financial Management (FM I) and it forms the foundation for the advanced courses that will be offered as electives in the second year. While FM I focused on the liability side of the balance sheet, the focus in this course will be on the asset side of the balance sheet- we will be delving deep into the decision areas of capital expenditure analysis (to do with long term assets) and working capital management (to do with short term assets). Unlike the liability side decisions which are primarily the preserve of the finance function, asset-
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