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ACCG 6510 - Corporate Finance Principles

Accounting Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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Course Details

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the role corporate finance plays in business. Corporate finance primarily deals with how companies manage their money on a daily basis, how companies make long term investment decisions and how companies decide to finance their operations. All decisions are made consistent with managing risk and maximizing their owners’ wealth. This course qualifies as a prerequisite for entrance into the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Professional Education Program (PEP).

Prerequisite(s)

ACCG 5110 Financial Accounting or FMGT 1100/1105 Introductory Accounting 1 (with a final grade of 60% or greater0 and FMGT 2100/2105 Introductory Accounting 2 (with a final grade of 60% or greater).

Credits

4.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Define and discuss the goals and objectives of financial management.
  • Compare and contrast corporate ownership forms, macro-economic risks, and primary and secondary financial markets.
  • Outline the concepts of risk and return, portfolio diversification, market efficiency, financial and operating leverage.
  • Carry out financial analysis using: free cash flows, horizontal/vertical analysis, ratios, scenario/sensitivity/simulation, payback, IRR, and net present value calculations.
  • Assess the role of working capital management and its constituent components.
  • Evaluate credit policy decisions and short-term financing sources.
  • Differentiate between short and long term financial planning.
  • Construct cash budgets and pro forma financial statements.
  • Assess a company’s medium and long term financing sources.
  • Differentiate derivative financial instruments and their use in hedging risk.
  • Compare the major elements of a firm’s capital structure decisions and distribution policies.
  • Analyze a company’s cost of capital.
  • Assess corporate long-term investment decisions.
  • Evaluate the purpose and basic approaches to valuation.
  • Compare and contrast the types and rationale for corporate finance transactions.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2015

Related Programs

ACCG 6510 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Professional Accounting
    Full-time/Part-time   Advanced Diploma

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