1-6 Notes BF - Business FinanceIntroduction to Corporate...

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Unformatted text preview: 1-6-08Business FinanceIntroduction to Corporate Finance•Financial Management DecisionsoCapital budgetingWhat long-term investments or projects should the business take on?oCapital StructureHow should we pay for our assets?Should we use debt or equity?oWorking Capital ManagementHow do we manage the day-to-day finances of the firm?•Financial ManageroFinancial managers try to answer some or all of these questionsoThe top financial manager within a firm is usually the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)•Forms of Business OrganizationoThree major forms in the United StatesSole ProprietorshipPartnership•General•LimitedCorporation•S-Corp•Limited Liability Company•Goal of Financial ManagementoWhat should be the goal of a corporation?Maximize profit?Minimize costs?Maximize market share?Maximize the current value of the company’s stock?oDoes this mean we should do anything and everything to maximize owner wealth?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BA 3341 taught by Professor Polkovnichenko during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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