FINE 6020 Financial Management
Phone: (504) 865-5465
This course provides an introduction to the discipline of finance and gives students the tools they need to make capital budgeting decisions for firms. It begins with the study of the time value of money and how to value stocks and bonds. From there, it moves into capital budgeting techniques including net present value and internal rate of return. Students will learn how to evaluate an asset’s risk and expected return within the context of a portfolio, leading to the fundamentals of asset pricing theory. Cash flow analysis, inflation, and a firm’s cost of capital are all topics that are covered. The course concludes with a discussion of market efficiency and its implications. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with the basic tools used to analyze the investment and financing decisions made within firms.