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Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Finance

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  1. F300
    Introduction to Financial Management
    • 16-weeks
    • 3 credits
    • Prerequisite: A200 or (A201 or A205) or (A202 or A207)

    Broad survey of finance for non-Kelley School students. Topics include the determinants of interest rates and the time value of money; the sources and uses of financial information; the structure, role, and regulation of financial markets; monetary policy; the pricing of risk in financial markets; goals of investors; and how firms manage their financial affairs, including planning, budgeting, and decision making.

    Learning Objectives:
    I.   Introduction: How to gather information
    II.  Interest Rates & Time Value of Money         
         A.  Interest rates and exchange rates      
         B.  Time Value of Money
    III. Financial Systems, Markets and Securities      
         A.  The financial system & securities      
         B.  The financial markets, investment banks & brokers
    IV. Financial Planning      
         A.  Financial statements & planning      
         B.  Cash budgeting & working capital management
    V.  Fixed Asset Investing & Their Financing      
         A.  Capital budgeting      
         B.  Long-term sources of capital      
         C.  Cost of capital and capital structure  

    Typical Text: Finance, An Integrated Global Approach, Shetty, McGrath, and Hammerbacher