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2021-2022 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2021-2022 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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FI 301 - Business Finance

Explore the concepts and techniques used for determining the need for the acquisition and management of capital resources for firms including financial analysis, forecasting, leveraging, capital budgeting, time value of money, investment banking, common and preferred stock, financing, and bond evaluation.

Prerequisites & Notes
AC 210

Assignment Overview
  • Assignments: 15 Week Course 
  • Interactivity: Discussion Board
  • Final Assessment: Final Project 

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  •  Understand the role of the corporate financial manager and the three main policy questions he/she faces: investment, capital structure, and dividend decisions.
  • Determine the statement of cash flow given a statement of earnings and a statement of financial position.
  • Apply common financial ratios in evaluating both “actual” and “pro-forma” financial statements.
  • Apply common sizing in financial analysis and planning.
  • Utilize the time value of money formulas to evaluate various alternatives.
  • Utilize the discounted cash flow metrics such as net present value (NPV), expected net present value, modified internal rate of return (MIRR), and modified profitability index in order to evaluate proposed projects. 
  • Determine the weighted average cost of capital and its component parts for the cost of debt, cost of preferred stock, and cost of common stock, the latter by using the capital asset pricing model as well as other techniques.

Credits: 3

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