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Finance 210: Business Finance 1
The American Business School in Paris
Accounting 110 (Financial Accounting 1) and Accounting 120 (Financial Accounting 2) or equivalents
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.
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
Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, Brealey/Myers, 6th edition McGraw Hill International.
The final grade will be made up of class participation (20%), a midterm test (40%), and the final examination (40%).