Course DescriptionThis course builds on the material in Finance 300. Students learn how firms assess risk when making investment decisions. Students also examine how firms decide to finance projects they assess as being worthwhile. This decision involves capital structure, dividend policy, financial instruments, risk-return trade-offs, financial planning and the cost of capital. In addition, students are introduced to derivatives, and their uses in investments, risk-management, and capital structure. Firm management in an international context is integrated into the topics covered in the course.
Sample Course OutlineDistance Course Outline (subject to change)
This course is online and asynchronous except for its midterm and final exam, which is held in person (beginning Fall 2022). This means that you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can work through independently. Note: There will be deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. Details will be included in your course outline, which will be available on the first day of classes.
On-campus exam requirement: Beginning Fall 2022, your mid term and final exam will be written in person at the Toronto Metropolitan University campus. If you live more than 100 km from the TMU campus, you may arrange to write your exam off campus using an approved off-campus invigilation service. Details on how to arrange off-campus invigilation will be provided prior to the first day of class. Details on the date of your exam can be found on the Exams for Online Courses webpage.