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Introduction to Finance FMGT 2540

Financial Management Course

Course details

This course provides an introduction into the field of finance. It first provides a framework on the functions carried out by finance professionals, as well as how it fits and interacts with a firm's other functional areas. Introductory coverage is provided for managerial finance, corporate finance, capital markets and financial planning. Finally, the course introduces a framework on the types of decisions and how those decisions are made to maximize a company's intrinsic value.






Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2023

Below is one offering of FMGT 2540 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.

CRN 60440


Mon Jun 05 - Mon Jul 17 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 60440
  • $553.94
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 05 - Jun 19 Mon, Wed 13:30 - 16:45 Online
Jun 21 Wed 13:30 - 16:45 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2005
Jun 26 - Jul 12 Mon, Wed 13:30 - 16:45 Online
Jul 17 Mon 13:30 - 16:45 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2005

Terry Gordon

Course outline






Important information
  1. The following dates will be HELD IN-CLASS at the Burnaby Campus: Midterm: Wednesday, June 21st Final: Monday, July 17th This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more of it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date. Class WILL NOT be held on Monday, July 3rd (In lieu of Canada Day).

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the role of finance in the management of a business.
  • Identify the roles of the financial manager.
  • Compare and contrast the two principal financial decisions made by management: Investment decisions and Financing decisions.
  • Explain the concepts of risk and return and how they are related.
  • Explain in general terms the cash flow-based process of value creation.
  • Describe the relationship between financial management decisions and capital market valuation.
  • Differentiate between real assets and financial assets.
  • Describe the different types of securities markets, how they operate and why they are important to the financial manager.
  • Understand the concept of shareholder value maximization.
  • Evaluate simple investment opportunities using the time value of money concept.
  • Using simple examples, apply time value of money and other techniques to value common shares, bonds and other securities.

Effective as of Winter 2020

Related Programs

Introduction to Finance (FMGT 2540) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Finance
    Diploma Full-time
  2. Finance
    Diploma Full-time
  3. Finance
    Diploma Part-time
  4. Financial Planning
    Diploma Full-time
  5. Financial Planning
    Diploma Part-time
  6. Financial Planning
    Diploma Full-time


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