Metropolitan State University

FIN 392 : Corporate Finance

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: ACCT 210 Financial Accounting AND
ECON 202 Microeconomics AND
FIN 390 Principles of Finance AND
MATH 115 College Algebra AND
STAT 201 Statistics I

OR

ACCT 210 Financial Accounting AND
ECON 202 Microeconomics AND
FIN 390 Principles of Finance AND
MATH 210 Calculus I AND
STAT 201 Statistics I  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
 
This course (formerly designated FIN 590) builds on work done in FIN 390 Principles of Finance to develop understanding of corporate financial decision making. Topics include cost of capital, capital structure policy, dividend policy, options, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, and leasing.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/17/2004 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Analyze the capital structure decision and evaluate the effect of financial leverage on a corporation.
  2. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of issues and considerations involved in financial decisions such as corporate mergers and acquisitions and lease-versus-buy.
  3. Know the basic types of derivative contracts, their payoff structures and how they can be used to manage risk.
  4. Recognize factors to be taken into account in determining a corporation┬┐s dividend policy.
  5. Understand the basic elements of the foreign exchange market and alternative approaches to evaluating a corporate investment decision in an international context.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
None