Course Descriptions

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FIN 415 Corporate Investment Decisions
  3 hours Elective Terms Offered: F15, F16
  Advisory Prerequisites: FIN 300 or FIN 302 

Corporate Investment Decisions --- This course focuses on analysis of corporate investment decisions. Since the emphasis is on application of the concepts learnt in the core courses, the course is case-oriented. The course begins with the valuation tools of financing statement analysis, financial forecasting, and cash flow estimation and then shows how to estimate of cost of capital. The major emphasis of the course is valuation in different contexts such as resource allocation, mergers and acquisitions, and cross-border acquisitions. The course provides the student an opportunity to learn and practice spreadsheet skills. The course also provides an overview of working capital management.

*Prior to Fall 2014, FIN 415 was called FIN 314.