Singapore University of Social Sciences

Managing Finance in an Organisation (FIN511)

Synopsis

Managing Finance in an Organisation covers fundamental concepts in corporate finance and financial management. With the financial innovations of recent decades, modern corporate finance has become a highly complex area of expertise. This course presents the basic tools and techniques required to address the key questions pertaining to financial mangers: What investment projects should the company undertake? How should these investments be financed? How to evaluate the financial health of a company? The goal of the course is to give student an insight into financial management process and lay out a foundation framework for making sound investment and financing decisions.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 2.5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • The objectives of a corporation and the role of a financial manager
  • The time value of money and discounted cash flow valuation
  • Net present value and other investment criteria
  • Capital budgeting and cost of capital
  • Financial reporting and financial statement analysis
  • Risk analysis
  • Ethics in Finance

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise various items in the financial statements
  • Assess the financial health of a business
  • Appraise the metrics used to rank proposed investments
  • Formulate and appraise the cost of capital for the business
  • Formulate strategies to protect firm against financial risks
  • Evaluate ethics issues in finance
  • Apply appropriate tools to make investment and financing decisions
  • Demonstrate the essential knowledge and interpersonal skills to through discussion and case study
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