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Introduction to Finance FMGT 2540

Financial Management Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

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.




Domestic fees


Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of FMGT 2540 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 60440


Mon Jun 10 - Mon Jul 22 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 60440
  • Domestic fees $579.17
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 10 - Jun 24 Mon, Wed 13:30 - 16:30 Online
Jun 26 Wed 13:30 - 16:30 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2030
Jul 01 - Jul 17 Mon, Wed 13:30 - 16:30 Online
Jul 22 Mon 13:30 - 16:30 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2030

Terry Gordon

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. The following dates will be HELD IN-CLASS at the Burnaby Campus. Mid-Term: Wednesday, June 26th (13:30 - 16:30) Final: Monday, July 22nd (13:30 - 16:30). Class WILL NOT be held on Monday, July 1st (Canada Day).

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:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Business + Media

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


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