Fall 2021 • Course
Introduction to Finance Concepts 4-Day Section
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 over four days 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. The following topics will be introduced: time value of money, Microsoft Excel functions used in finance calculations, discounted cash flow methodology, analysis of investment decisions, measuring risk and return for individual assets, diversification, measuring portfolio returns, capital asset pricing model, measuring cost of capital.
The course will be relevant for students in the Law and Business program of study, and to others who wish to prepare for careers in capital markets, corporate transactions, commercial litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and other related areas.
The course will be graded on a Credit/Fail basis.
Note: This course takes place before the start of upper-level classes. It will meet Tuesday, August 31st through Friday, September 3rd, followed by an exam given during the first week of classes on Friday, September 10th.
Drop Deadline: 08/31/21
Note: This course is not available for cross-registration.