Early drop deadline: September 6, 2013
This 1-unit course is designed to provide students with no prior course work in finance an introduction to core concepts of corporate finance. The course will meet over three days (Thursday, September 5, Friday, September 6 and Satuday, September 7) in the week prior to the fall term classes so that students can equip themselves with an understanding of the basic concepts and terminology of corporate finance before taking courses such as Corporations.
The following topics will be introduced: time value of money, discounted cash flow analysis for investment decisions and valuation of securities, market efficiency concept and implications, basic asset pricing models and beta as a measure of risk, cost of capital, and introduction to basic financial statements.
The course will be graded on a Pass-Fail basis.
Note: The course will meet on Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6 from 1 - 5pm and on Saturday, September 7 from 10am - 2pm.