FINC 301Fall 2017

Business Finance

Gain a deeper understanding of the issues managers must consider when making financial decisions.
Tim Bian
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Tim Bian

Tim Bian

Ph.D. Georgetown University 
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Business Finance

This course is accredited through Loyola University Chicago
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Course Description

This course is designed to give students a deeper understanding of the issues managers must consider when making financial decisions. The course discusses time value of money, cost of capital, the theory of capital budgeting, capital budgeting in practice, options, derivatives application, agency theory, capital market efficiency and capital structure management, as well as special topics on corporate finance.

This course should help prepare students for careers in commercial and investment banking, corporate financial management, as well as more genera

Courses Outcomes

Lectures, readings, excursions, assignments, and discussions are designed to help you develop the skills to:

  • Identify after-tax incremental cash flows of corporate capital budget investments
  • Value the investment projects based on NPV, IRR and other widely used evaluation criteria
  • Estimate the weighted average cost of capital
  • Apply real options in capital budget investment decisions
  • Familiar with basic option pricing models and work out theoretical fairvalue of options
  • Have a good command of financial derivatives hedging strategies
  • Apply the agency theory to analyze conflicts between various pairs ofcorporate stakeholders
  • Understand financial market efficiencies by analyzing the valueconservation and signaling process of financial transactions
  • Manage corporate financial structures by apply comparitive analysis andpro forma analysis

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