Introduction to Finance Concepts 3-Week Section

Introduction to Finance Concepts 3-Week Section

Professor Bala Dharan
Fall 2019 course
M, T 5:00pm - 7:00pm in Pound Hall Room 100
1 classroom credit

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: In Class

This 1-unit course is designed to provide students with no prior coursework in finance an introduction to core concepts and calculations of corporate finance. This section of the course will meet twice a week over the first three weeks at the beginning of the term 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, market efficiency, cost of equity, and weighted average cost of capital.

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

Note: This course will meet on the following dates: Sept 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, and 23, followed by an exam given the following week.

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