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FIN 361 Corporate Finance (3 credits)

Course Description

A study of methods used in the evaluation of financing and investment alternatives and funds management, linking financial theory and practice to a firm’s strategic and operational objectives. The course emphasizes basic financial principles and analytical skills including ratio analysis, breakeven analysis and leverage, net present value, internal rate of return, and standard forecasting techniques. The course pays special attention to financial planning and analysis for small businesses; emphasis on funds acquisition, pro-forma statement generation and valuation of small privately held firms.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of what finance is, how it relates to the other functions of an organization.
• Calculate and interpret various capital budgeting measures.
• Explain how decisions related to capital structure influence the firm’s value as well as return on equity.
• Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.
• Evaluate how Christian values apply to financial decision-making.


Learning Documentation

This course consists of 8 modules.  Each module contains a reading assignment, a 15-question quiz, and a 4-5 page paper.

Learning Evaluation

Each quiz is worth 45 points and each paper is worth 80 points, for a total of 1,000 points in the course.

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