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1 Strategic Financial Management 10099 ECON 5040 R11 Summer 2014 Department of Economics Prof. Erick W. Rengifo Office: Dealy E-513, extension X4061 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: By appointment Website: The aim of this course is to present the tools and techniques that will allow the students to think strategically when facing financial problems inside or outside a given firm. The course will start analyzing the basic functions of the treasurer and controller of the firm: the information they must know along with their interpretation and use. To understand the functions of the treasurer, the most important tools to learn are based on financial mathematics which will be helpful to understand the time value of money, to understand how cash flows in different periods should be compared and how this mathematics can be used in a firm to maximize its value or, from an investor perspective, to determine the firm ’s value. Moreover, it will be introduced the way in which short and long term debt instruments are valued and how the CFO can use them in behalf of the firm. Related to the controller’s function, the course will present an exposition of the cost of capital, how a given capital structure can influence the future investment and financial decisions and, how these decisions exert an influence on the actions of different financial agents (investors and lenders). For this, a brief introduction to financial accounting will be presented in order to

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