Business Finance

This course will explore finan­cial resources and how these resources can best be man­aged. Top­ics include: man­ag­ing assets, allo­cat­ing funds, valu­ing the firm, and deter­min­ing how finan­cial deci­sions are made.

Pre­req­ui­site: EXMGT 5579 & 5581; or EXMGT 5515

Course at a glance
  • Fully online course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Learn through lectures and lively discussions, as you broaden your network and apply the course content to the context of your own work or organization and explore its implications for your professional practice.
  • Aimed at beginning to mid-career individuals interested in acquiring new workplace skills, this course will also benefit prospective or aspiring managers ready to take the next step in their careers.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain and be able to communicate the nature of corporate finance in an academic or a business forum.
  • Distinguish different types of business structure, identify the major corporate financial decisions and corporate objectives, and describe important basic concepts.
  • Be able to perform time value calculations by using financial mathematics.
  • Explain how to value a firm and apply skills in evaluation debt and equity securities.
  • Identify, define and compute the different types of annuities.
  • Use discounted YTM concepts to determine the value of a financial asset, including bonds and stocks.
  • Explain the nature of interest rate risk and describe the theories that are used to explain the term structure of interest rates.
  • Analyze the short- and long-term sources of funding to the corporation and make appropriate choices relative to the term structure of interest rates.
  • Apply skills in evaluating capital budgeting projects by using different methods of project evaluation.
  • Understand capital structure and outline the main factors that financial managers should consider when determining a company’s financing strategy.
Take note:

  • This is a graded course; assessment activities may include exams, projects, presentations, journals, or research papers.
  • Refer to the course syllabus for details on activities and assignments.
  • A textbook is required for this course; further information will be provided in the course syllabus.
  • Additional learning materials are provided through eClass at no additional cost.
Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

When will
this course be offered?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

Course not yet scheduled

This course is not currently scheduled, but may be offered in an upcoming term.

New course schedules are announced each June and November.

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