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Course Description

This course applies corporate finance concepts to make management decisions.  Students learn methods to evaluate financial alternatives and create financial plans. Other topics include cash flows, business valuation, working capital, capital budgets, and long-term financing.

This graduate course is 6 weeks.

This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.

PLEASE NOTE:
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

Topics and Objectives

Foundations of Corporate Finance

  • Explain the three primary financial concerns of corporations.
  • Contrast the structure and use of various financial statements.
  • Classify the different uses and sources of cash flow.
  • Calculate and interpret key financial ratios.
  • Interpret a company’s financial results against historical data and industry benchmarks.

Corporate Valuation

  • Calculate present and future values of cash flows and annuities.
  • Determine bond prices and yields using basic discounted cash flow principles.
  • Discuss how bond prices move in comparison to interest rates.
  • Interpret how stock prices can be valued by discounting their dividends.
  • Describe the factors used to calculate the price-to-earnings ratio.

Capital Budgeting

  • Calculate the project cash flow using the net present value (NPV).
  • Analyze the internal rate of return (IRR) and payback methods.
  • Explicate how the discounted cash flow approach can be applied to NPV.
  • Examine the different methods of calculating operating cash flow.
  • Calculate the break-even point.

Corporate Risk

  • Explain how systematic and unsystematic risks are applied in a diversification strategy.
  • Examine the Sharpe Ratio and how it is used in risk management.
  • Discuss the capital asset pricing model (CAPM).
  • Calculate the weighted average cost of capital (WACC).
  • Investigate how companies use hedging strategies to reduce risk.

Capital Structure

  • Outline how the efficiency in receiving information can affect stock prices.
  • Explain the market efficiency hypothesis and its implications on corporate finance.
  • Discuss the importance of leverage on earnings per share.
  • Examine the effects of corporate taxes on cash flow and leverage.
  • Distinguish the direct and indirect costs of bankruptcy.

Long-Term and Short-Term Financing

  • Explain basic sources of long-term financing.
  • Discuss the various stages in venture capital financing.
  • Examine the short-term uses and sources of cash.
  • Distinguish between carrying costs and shortage costs.
  • Describe the components of an effective credit policy.

Prerequisites

This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-345-1800.

Disclaimers

The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.

If you have a question please contact us at 866-345-1800.

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Section Title
CORPORATE FINANCE
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Oct 22, 2019 to Dec 02, 2019
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
143.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Graduate Tuition credit (3 units) $2,094.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $195.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
CORPORATE FINANCE
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Dec 03, 2019 to Jan 27, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
191.7
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Graduate Tuition credit (3 units) $2,094.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $195.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
CORPORATE FINANCE
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Jan 28, 2020 to Mar 09, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
143.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Graduate Tuition credit (3 units) $2,094.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $195.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
CORPORATE FINANCE
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Mar 10, 2020 to Apr 20, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
143.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Graduate Tuition credit (3 units) $2,094.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $195.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
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