Introduction to Finance Concepts 3-Week Section

Introduction to Finance Concepts 3-Week Section

Professor Bala Dharan
Spring 2016 course
Th, F 1:00pm - 3:00pm in WCC Room B010
1 classroom credit

Prerequisites: None.

Exam Type: In-class exam.

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 the first three weeks of the term so that students can quickly equip themselves with an understanding of the basic concepts and terminology of corporate finance. Starting with a brief introduction to the use of Microsoft Excel for finance calculations, the following topics will be introduced: time value of money, discounted cash flow methodology, analysis of investment decisions, concept of risk and return, beta as a measure of systematic risk, and calculation of weighted average cost of capital.

The course will be graded on a Credit/Fail basis.

Note: The course will meet on Thursdays and Fridays from 1 pm to 3 pm during the first three weeks of the semester.

Subject Areas: Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance, Procedure & Practice