Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
This is an introductory course to Business Finance and it covers all the basic theories to enable students to analyze the performance of businesses and to make informed financial decisions. It also teaches students to calculate the feasibility of different investment options. I would recommend this course to everyone as it covers a lot of financial concepts that can be of use in every field.
Course highlights:
This course teaches students: • To understand the roles and goals of a finance manager in context to the macro-environment that he is operating in. • To read and understand the financial statements and link the numbers on I/S, B/S and Cash Flow statement with the notes. • The ability to do the basic analysis of the financial statements in terms of liquidity, profitability, debt etc. related ratios and judge the financial health of a company. • The ability to apply the concept of Breakeven. • To understand the concept of Risk and Return. Moreover, calculate and interpret the risk measurement variables. • Comprehend the significance of Time Value of Money, and calculate PV, FV, NPV, and other numbers using the concept. • The ability to value bonds and stocks.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
This is not a Mathematics course that deals with calculations only. It is important for students to understand and analyze what the numbers mean. Most of the concepts in this course are linked to each other and students should keep revising the theory over the duration of the course.