Lecture: 2 hours/week
Seminar: 2 hours/week
Hybrid: Alternating weeks of above and online
A combination of lecture, case analysis, online work and group presentations.
Material will cover at least four cases involving the following:
1. Cost of capital and capital budgeting
2. Financing decisions, the use of debt and equity
3. Dividend policy
4. Use of derivatives to manage risks
5. Firm valuation, mergers and acquisitions
6. Venture capital finance
Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to:
1. Assess the internal, external corporate conditions and economic environment
2. Analyse corporate expansion projects and make recommendations
3. Analyse and articulate recommendations on the mix of debt versus equity financing
4. Appraise and value mature public or private enterprises
5. Evaluate the value proposition and financing of startup companies
6. Analyse corporate risks and develop strategies to manage them
Assessment will be based on course objectives and will be carried out in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy.
|Case reports and presentations||30% - 50%|
|Midterm and/or Tests||15% - 30%|
|Final Exam||30% - 40%|
No single assessment will be worth more than 40%.
Students must achieve a minimum grade of 50% on the combined invigilated components to pass the course.
Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.
Selected cases will be assigned and must be purchased.
Resource text may include Principles of Corporate Finance, Richard Brealey, Stewart Myers, and Franklin Allen, McGraw Hill (latest edition) or other textbook approved by department.
Calculator: Texas Instruments BA II Plus or as approved by Department
Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:
- No equivalency courses