Singapore University of Social Sciences

Decision Making for Financial Managers

Decision Making for Financial Managers (FIN304)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

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Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Finance

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Business


FIN304 Decision Making for Financial Managers introduces important concepts in finance such as time value of money and risk, and it requires students to apply these concepts to make sound business finance decisions. These decisions include how a firm decides on its capital expenditures, how it evaluates options embedded in business opportunities, how it finances those opportunities including a treatment of whether it should buy or lease its project assets, as well as how it manages its short-term cash flows.

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


  • Time value of money
  • Risk and return
  • Cost of capital
  • Project evaluation methods
  • Project cash flow estimation
  • Real options
  • Leasing
  • IPOs and rights offerings
  • Venture capital and crowdfunding
  • Operating and financial leverage
  • Capital structure considerations
  • Working capital management

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise firm and project costs of capital
  • Compare different project evaluation techniques
  • Appraise the value of real options
  • Distinguish between the buying and leasing of business assets
  • Examine alternate capital structures and dividend policies
  • Prepare a cash budget and short-term financial plan
  • Analyse the attractiveness of business investment opportunities
  • Appraise financing needs and recommend funding strategies
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