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FMGT 2540 - Introduction to Finance

Financial Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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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.

Prerequisite(s)

FMGT 1100 or FMGT 1105

Credits

2.5

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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

FMGT 2540 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

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

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