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Course Description

Stacks of gold coloured coins

This course looks at capital budgeting and long-term finance and investment decisions by firms and individuals. It introduces capital asset pricing under uncertainty and to the concept of efficient markets. A major emphasis is on corporate finance.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe corporate structure, corporate governance, and the goal of a corporation and how it applies to corporate financial decisions
  • Outline the principles and mechanics of the time value of money and calculate the present and future values of various combinations of cash flows
  • Determine the value of securities in capital markets and apply statistical measures to measure risk and return of both individual securities as well as a portfolio of securities
  • Evaluate and analyse potential investment projects and understand alternative methods for evaluating projects
  • Evaluate alternative sources of financing and discuss the firms' choice of capital structure and its implications for the value of the firm
  • Examine and discuss the key issues related to dividend policy and their implications for the value of the firm

Course Topics

  • The Goals and Functions of Finance
  • Value
  • Risk
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Financing, Debt Policy, and Dividend Policy

Additional Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECON*1050, (1 of IPS*1500, MATH*1030, MATH*1080, MATH*1200), (1 of ECON*2740, PSYC*1010, PSYC*2010, SOAN*2120, STAT*2040, STAT*2060, STAT*2080, STAT*2120)

Restriction(s): ECON*3460, ECON*3560


Assessment Item Weight
Maple TA Assignment 15%
Project 20%
Unit Review Tests 10%
On Campus Final Exam 55%
Total 100%

Note: You must receive at least a 50% on the final exam to pass this course. Your term work will only be included in calculating your final grade if you pass the final exam.

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*Course details are subject to change.


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