Singapore University of Social Sciences

Financial Management

Financial Management (FIN303)


FIN303 Financial Management introduces key concepts in finance such as time value of money and risk, and applies these concepts to value financial assets in order to make sound business decisions such as how a firm decides on its long-term expenditures and how it finances them, as well as how it manages its short-term operating activities. Emphasis is placed on the creation of shareholder value as a unifying principle for all of the business finance decisions.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester


  • Financial statement analysis
  • Time value of money
  • Bond valuation
  • Share valuation
  • Risk and return
  • Cost of capital
  • Project evaluation
  • Project cash flow estimation
  • Capital structure decision
  • Dividend policy
  • Working capital management
  • Cash budgeting

Learning Outcome

  • Analyse the financial health and performance of a business
  • Appraise the value of financial assets
  • Examine the cost of capital
  • Compare the different project evaluation techniques
  • Distinguish alternative capital structures and dividend policies
  • Prepare a cash budget and short-term financial plan
  • Calculate the value of a stream of cash flows
  • Solve business finance problems using spreadsheet software
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing on basic financial concepts coherently
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