Finance for Managers - Lecture 2: Corporate Finance & Financial Ratio Analysis

Finance for Managers - Lecture 2: Corporate Finance & Financial Ratio Analysis

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Updated Jul 20, 2024
Course Description

Course Overview

This is an overview of the entire subject, spanning 5 lectures/modules. Each module will relate to varying components of the whole subject overview.

This unit introduces students to the fundamentals of corporate finance viewed from the perspective of the business manager. It aims at imparting students with a managerial and analytical level understanding on topics such as time value of money, present value, future value, discounted cash flow, annuities, efficient market hypothesis, capital asset pricing model, portfolio theory, stock, options, future and derivative contracts, capital structure, weighted average costs of capital, capital budgeting techniques, and financial ratio analysis. This subject also covers company enterprise valuation method, stock valuation, fundamental and technical analysis, option valuation and pricing- numerical and Black-Scholes, financial forecasting, co-integration, random walk, seasonality, smoothing and errors. This subject concludes with the introduction survey and research method.


Learning Objectives

This course will allow you to comprehensively understand:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Optimal Capital Structure – Debt vs. Equity
  • Interest Tax Shield / Cost of Financial Distress
  • Financial Leverage & Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
  • Degree of Financial Leverage (DFL)
  • Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT)
  • Capital Budgeting Methods / Techniques
    Internal Rate of Return Method (IRR)
  • Understanding Financial Statements / Financial Ratio Analysis