American Heritage University of Southern California

BB-411 Principles of Finance II

This course continues from Principles of Finance I and aims at developing a student's financial analytical skills in firm investment and distribution decisions in the context of a capital market structure and efficiency. Valuation methods are developed for valuing projects and securities. Bas...more

  • Course ID: BB 411
  • Start Date: 09/04/2022
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Method of Instruction: Online

Units: 3

Elective  Course

This course continues from Principles of Finance I and aims at developing a student's financial analytical skills in firm investment and distribution decisions in the context of a capital market structure and efficiency. Valuation methods are developed for valuing projects and securities. Basic portfolio theory is discussed to develop simple asset pricing models and used for determining the cost of capital for use in investment evaluation. The implications of different financing options (debt and equity) are considered, and elementary capital structure theorems are presented, in relation to which the dividend decisions are analyzed. The question of market efficiency is considered, and the implications of this for trading strategies are discussed.

At the completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in the fundamental business principles and practices that enable successful firms to operate in domestic and global environments.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and analysis skills that solve business problems in a real-world context.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication through the delivery of written and oral presentations.
  4. Specify the role of technology as a strategy for competitive advantage in business.
  5. Identify ethical issues that impact business decisions from economic, political, legal, and social perspectives.

The Big Picture

How this course ties into your program outcomes:

Business Knowledge Critical Thinking Communication Technology Ethics
 
D D   D D

Legend:
I = Introduced
D = Developed
M = Demonstrated at the Mastery level suitable for graduation