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Finance 220: Business Finance 2
The American Business School in Paris
Paris, France

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Finance 200 English 3 45 Finance 210 (Business Finance 1) or equivalent

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This is the second 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
- Cash flow estimation and risk analysis    
- Capital structure and leverage
- Distribution to shareholders; dividends and share repurchases
- Managing current assets
- Financing current assets
- Derivatives and risk management
- Multinational financial management
- Hybrid financing; preferred stock, leasing, warranties, and convertibles
- Mergers, LBOs, derivatives, and holding companies

TEXT:
Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, Brealey/Myers, 6th edition McGraw Hill International

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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