BUS-F255 Topics in Finance: Introduction to Corporate Finance
- 8 weeks
- 1.5 credits
- Prerequisite(s): 2 years student and a 3.4 cumulative GPA at the start of fall semester
This course introduces students to the concepts of corporate finance. It serves as a prerequisite for F210 – Investment Banking and Capital Markets. It begins by reviewing how to read and interpret financial statements. It then covers the most basic principle in finance – time value of money (TVM). It then combines these two topics to teach students how to obtain cash flows from financial statements. It also teaches the basics of finding an appropriate discount rate to use in TVM calculations by using the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) formulas. It closes with instruction on how to produce pro forma financial statements.