Singapore University of Social Sciences

Making Financial Decisions

Making Financial Decisions (FIN531)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

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Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Business Administration

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Business


Making Financial Decisions builds on the foundation developed in Managing Finance in an Organisation, focusing on three areas of complex financial decisions: How to evaluate complex investments? How to set and execute financial policies within a firm? How to integrate the financial decisions faced by firms? The main objective of the course is to train students do make important financial decisions in a complex corporate environment and to apply the analytical tools in a variety of settings. It goes beyond deploying traditional tools of financial analysis to incorporate recent developments in the application of finance theories to provide a better understanding of decision making in the world of corporate finance.

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


  • The functions of financial markets and institutions
  • Valuation of financial assets and businesses
  • Capital structure and dividend policy
  • Working capital management
  • Financing strategy
  • Financial distress and restructuring

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise the functions of financial markets and institutions
  • Construct appropriate valuation methods to value financial assets and businesses
  • Compare various dividend policies and choose the appropriate dividend policy
  • Evaluate working capital management and working capital effectiveness of a company
  • Evaluate various short-term and long-term financial strategies and their effectiveness in financial planning
  • Analyse the cause and consequence of financial distress and evaluate financial restructuring decision
  • Apply appropriate valuation tools to make investment and financing decisions
  • Demonstrate the essential knowledge and interpersonal skills to through discussion and case study
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