BSAD 380 Finance

This course introduces students with the aspects of how a business deals with its financial resources in order to maximize the value of the firm over the long term while reducing the firm's financial risk. The course involves examining the world of finance with concepts addressing the structure and goals of firms, the role of financial managers, and the examination of the financial marketplace/environment. The essential financial concepts relating to financial statements and their analysis/interpretation, risk and return, the time value of money, security valuations, cost of capital, and capital budgeting, among others are discussed. International finance topics and ethical conduct are covered throughout the course.