This 3-day introduction course meets prior to the start of the fall term from September 6, 2012 through September 8, 2012.
To accommodate potential travel commitments of students, the course will meet from 5 pm to 9 pm on Thursday, September 6; 1 pm to 5 pm on Friday, September 7; and from 10 am to 12 pm and again 2 pm to 4 pm on Saturday, September 8.
This 1-unit course is designed to provide students with no prior course work in business finance or accounting an introduction to core concepts of corporate finance and accounting. The course will meet in an intensive 3-day format in the week prior to the fall term classes so that students can develop a solid understanding of the basic concepts and terminology of corporate finance and accounting that underlie the subject material of courses such as Corporations. The following topics will be introduced: corporate strategy and corporate governance, time value of money, investment decisions, financing decisions, cost of capital, valuation of stocks and bonds, financial accounting concepts, financial statement analysis, and risk management.
Selected readings and problem assignments from textbooks will be used to provide an intensive and hands-on learning experience. There will be an exam given on Thursday, September 13 from 5pm - 7pm. This class will be graded credit/fail.