Principles of Finance [CRN 81221]

Discipline: Finance
Instructor: Mohaghegh
Credits: 3
Day: B
Start: 0800
End: 0920
Field Work: Day 4 | September 18, 2018 | Spain
Prerequisites: One (1) lower-division accounting course AND one (1) microeconomics course AND one (1) principles of macroeconomics course AND one (1) business information systems course AND one (1) calculus course Download Syllabus

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of financial markets and institutions, analysis and valuation of securities, and investigation of financial management techniques.  The course includes many topics such as Cash Flow and Financial Analysis; Financial Planning; Capital Budgeting; Valuation Models; Risk and Return Analysis; and Capital Structure. Various teaching techniques are adopted by the instructor that include lectures, in-class discussions and group work, homework, and cases. Practice problems and examples will be selected to take advantage of the countries we visit on the voyage. Active student participation is required.

By the end of the course the students will demonstrate the ability to:

    • Display broad conceptual knowledge, analytical abilities, and problem solving skills set in managerial finance
    • Analyze and interpret financial statements, and capital markets and economic data to make inform business decisions
  • Explain the role of business financing and investment decisions on a firm’s value
  • Understand the structure and function of financial markets, and the pricing of securities that trade in these markets
  • Characterize the relationship between expected return and various sources of risks

Field Work

Country: Spain
Day: 4
Date: September 18, 2018

The students will visit the Vossloh Group, one of world’s leading railway vehicle manufacturer.  They will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience about the business of a multinational company and its operations and relate the experience to enterprise management in the context of global issues. The students will also visit the Valencia Stock Exchange where they learn about the activities of a typical exchange.

Learning objectives:

  1. To observe the operations of a multinational firm and a typical stock exchange.
  2. To experience the enterprise risk management general practices in the context of global issues
  3. To learn about all the different functions that a Stock Exchange perform in a developed economy.