This course introduces students to the finance function in the context of the modern corporation. Students are exposed to a variety of analytical techniques and to theory applied to financial decision making. Specific topics include financial statements and cash flows, risk and rates of return, the time value of money, stock and bond valuation, and determination of a firm's cost of capital. The course concludes with an introduction to a major financial decision for a firm: analyzing capital investments.
Pre- or Co-req: ACCT.5010 Financial Accounting, or permission of graduate program coordinator.