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TERM:2021-22 Fall
COURSE NUMBER: BUSI 370
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Finance
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:

Ralph Troschke, Vice President Finance and Operations

CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 1.5)
CALENDAR DESCRIPTION: This course provides a general corporate framework for financial decision-making. The course examines: Introduction to Financial Management, the Canadian Financial System, and Environment; The Time Value of Money; Risk and Value; The Cost of Capital; Capital Budgeting: Certainty, Part I; Capital Budgeting: Certainty, Part II; Capital Budgeting: Uncertainty; Financing Decisions and Capital Structure; Dividend Policy and Retained Earnings; Financial Analysis and Planning; Financial Forecasting and Planning; Management of Working Capital; Sources of Long-term Capital; and Other Financial Topics: Mergers, International Financial Management, Corporate Reorganizations and Liquidation.

Prerequisites: BUSI 355
REQUIRED TEXTS:
  • Ross, Westerfield, Jordan & Roberts, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance with Connect with SmartBook COMBO Paperback. 10h Canadian ISBN: 9781260305869, Mandatory, Essential to Pass the Course
  • Calculator: Texas Instrument BA11, Business Analyst version Mandatory
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Midterms (2)40%
Assignments (4)20%
Final Examination40%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
  1. Describe the purpose and role of financial management.
  2. Determine a firm’s cash flow from its financial statements.
  3. Compute and interpret financial ratios.
  4. Apply the percent of sales method to financial planning.
  5. Calculate an investment’s FV, PV and ROI.
  6. Calculate an investment’s FV and PV with multiple cash flows.
  7. Describe how bond prices are quoted and the impact of inflation on interest rates.
  8. Describe characterisitics of common and preferred stocks.
  9. Compute NPV and interpret the calculation.
  10. Calculate project cash flows.
  11. Perform and interpret a sensitivity analysis for an investment.
  12. Calculate ROI on an investment.
  13. Describe the principle of diversification.
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Introduction to Course
  • The Christian Perspective
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Statements
  • Working with Fin Statements
  • Financial Planning
  • The Time Value of Money
  • Discounted Cash Flows
  • Interest Rates & Bonds
  • Stock Valuation
  • Net Present Value
  • Capital Investment Decisions
  • Project Analysis
  • Wiggle Room


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