This graduate course examines the same topics as FIN 595, but with greater breadth, in greater depth, and with additional assignments. It reinforces and expands on what is covered in FIN 601. Topics include capital budgeting, business strategy analysis, forecasting and prospective analysis, mergers and acquisitions, credit analysis, corporate financing strategies, and risk management. This course requires extensive use of spreadsheets.
- Apply financial analysis, forecasting and valuation concepts to solve real-world problems.
- Analyze issues surrounding corporate dividend policy.
- Assess the impact of alternative financing choices on firm value and make recommendations regarding optimal capital structure policy.
- Evaluate the impact of financial risks on cash flows and propose a suitable risk management strategy.