NORTH SOUTH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, BBA Program

Course Title: Introduction to Financial Management Course Code: FIN 254 Semester: Spring 2013 Section: 10 Class Time: ST 4.20 PM – 5.50 PM Instructor: Saad Md Maroof Hossain (SDF) Office: NAC 732 Office Hours: ST 12. 00 PM – 2.30 PM; MW 12.00 PM – 1. 00 PM; SMTW from 6.00 PM E-Mail: saad.m.m.hossain@gmail.com Website: http://whereisfish.weebly.com/

COURSE OBJECTIVES & DESCRIPTION:
Every decision that a business makes has financial implications, and any decision which affects the finances of a business is a corporate finance decision. Defined broadly, everything that a business does fits under the rubric of Corporate Finance. This course provides an introduction to Corporate Finance. It provides a framework for analyzing financial decisions made by corporation. Lectures and readings will provide an introduction to different aspect of financial management. Managerial Finance is essentially a combination of economy and accounting. First, finance managers utilized accounting information, cash flows, etc., for planning and distribution of finance resources of the company. Secondly, managers use economic principles as a guide for financial decision making that favor the interest of the organization. In other words, finance constitutes an area applied in economics that is supported by accounting information. The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the basic principles of Financial Management. These principles include financial statement analysis, time value of money, bond valuation, stock valuation, the relationship between risk and return, capital budgeting and investment decision, short term and long term financing decisions, financial planning, and options. This course lays the foundation for more advanced investment and corporate finance courses. The ethical and global issues will be addressed wherever appropriate throughout the course.

TEXT BOOKS: Principles of Managerial Finance by Lawrence J. Gitman
TOPICS to be covered:

Financial Statement analysis.o o o Mid Term 1: Introduction to managerial finance. Cash flow and Financial Planning. Working Capital management.5 17. Capital Structure COURSE SCHEDULE: Exams Quiz 1 Quiz 2 Quiz 3 Mid Term 1 Mid Term 2 Final Class Work Home Work (10) Weight (%) 5 5 5 17.5 20 10 20 . Time value of money Mid Term 2: Risk and Return. Investment evaluation methods Final: Capital Budgeting. Common Stocks. Bonds. Cost of Capital.

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