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2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
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BA 222 - Financial Management

4 Credit(s)

This course concerns how companies make financial decisions. A large company may have hundreds of thousands of shareholders each of which has a different amount of wealth, tolerance for risk and time horizon in which to invest. How should a financial manager decide in what to invest, and how to pay for those investments? In this course, you will learn how to value financial assets. You will also learn how risk affects these valuations and apply techniques to manage such risk. You will learn some of the advantages and disadvantages of financing investments with borrowed money.

Prerequisite: MTH 105  or higher, BT 123 , BT 165  OR BA 211  
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Apply the concept of time value of money by calculating present and future values
  2. Calculate the value of stocks and bonds
  3. Evaluate the attractiveness of a project using net present value
  4. Measure and analyze the risk of a portfolio of investments
  5. Apply techniques to minimize risk while maximizing return
  6. Access how the cost of capital and tax policy change the attractiveness of debt and equity financing
  7. Use computer spreadsheets to meet the objectives above

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