Introduction to Finance Concepts 3-Day Section

Introduction to Finance Concepts 3-Day Section

Professor Bala Dharan
Fall 2016 course
W, Th 1:00pm - 5:00pm in Pound Hall Room 101; F 10:00am - 2:00pm in Pound Hall Room 101
1 classroom credit

Drop Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2016 by 11:59pm EST

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: In-Class

This 1-unit course is designed to provide students with no prior course work in finance an introduction to core concepts and calculations of corporate finance. The course will meet over three days (Wednesday August 31, Thursday September 1, and Friday September 2) in the week prior to the start of the upper-level fall term classes so that students can quickly equip themselves with an understanding of the basic concepts and procedures 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, capital asset pricing model, 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 Wednesday August 31 from 1 pm to 5 pm, Thursday September 1 from 1 pm to 5 pm, and Friday September 2 from 10 am to 2 pm.

Note: No auditors will be allowed.

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