Business Finance

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 39 hour course

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.


Weekday evening (Thu)
Jan 14, 2021Apr 1, 2021




6:15 pm – 9:30 pm MST




Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Andrew Wong

Your Instructor

Andrew WongID: andrew-wong



Fundamentals Of Corporate Finance W/ Connect

10 edition

ISBN 9781260305869

UofA Book­store: 780.492.4215, www​.book​store​.ual​ber​ta​.ca

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until January 14, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Currently counts towards

* 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.

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We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

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New course schedules are released each June and November.

  • Online delivery
  • 39 hour course

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