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Finance 210: Business Finance 1
American Business School Paris
Paris, France

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Finance 200 English 3 45 Accounting 110 (Financial Accounting 1) and Accounting 120 (Financial Accounting 2) or equivalents

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This is the first part of a course that provides a solid foundation in fundamental finance theory and practice.  The course introduces such basic concepts as securities markets, interest rates, and risk/return valuation models.  In addition, the course concentrates on how managerial finance can be used to maximize the value of the firm.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY:
The course consists of class lectures, oral case analysis presentations, and exams. 

Will be covered in class:
- Introduction and overview
- Financial statement analysis
- Planning and forecasting
- Financial markets, institutions, and interest rates
- Risk and rates of return
- Time value of money
- Bonds and their valuation
- Cost of capital; capital budgeting

TEXT:
Fundamentals of Financial Management, Brigham, Harcourt, 10th edition

EVALUATION:
The final grade will be made up of class participation (20%), a midterm test (40%), and the final examination (40%).










 
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