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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

Cost

$530.34

Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 60440

Wed Jun 09 - Mon Jul 19 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 09 - Jul 19 Mon/Wed 13:30 - 16:45 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Terry Gordon

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$530.34

Notes

  1. 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.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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33 seats available as of Feb 25, 2021 11:38 pm (PST). Availability may change at any time.

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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