Courses Catalogue

Business Finance

COURSE CODE: FIN 2101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Business Administration (Finance & Banking)
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

BUSINESS FINANCE

·         Nature , scope and importance

·         Business finance defined

·         Major business finance  decisions

·         Levels of finance decisions

·         Financial management concepts

·         Limitations

·         Summary

FINANCING DECISIONS

·         Nature of financing decisions

·         Sources of finances

-      Short term

-      Long term

-      Capital structure

-      Determinants

-      Financial leverage

·         Summary and sample questions

INVESTMENT DECISIONS

·         Definition, nature 

·         Relevancy of investment decisions

·         Stages and capital budgeting appraisal techniques

·         Investment risk measurement and adjustment approach

·         Summary

WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

·         Introduction and importance

·         Managerial concepts under WCM

·         Management of cash resources

·         Management of accounts receivables

·         Management inventory

·         limitations and  advantages

·         summary

FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND PLANNING

·         Scope and nature of financial analysis

·         Financial statements analysis

·         Financial planning

·         Approaches

·         Summary

COST OF CAPITAL

·         Introduction

·         Cost of capital defined

·         Specific cost of capital

·         Capital asset pricing model

·         Weighted marginal cost of capita;

·         Summary  and  conclusion

INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS OF BUSINESS FINANCE

·         Nature and implication of international finance

·         Types of exchange rates exposure

·         International business environment factors

·         Mechanisms of   funds transfer

FINANCIAL MARKETS

·         Definition and types of financial markets

·         Major rules and regulations

·         Financial instruments/assets

·         Dividend decisions

·         Valuation of financial assets

·         Portfolio theory

·         Summary /conclusion

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Teaching 
  • Reading assignments
  • Group discussion
  • Student involvement in presentation

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

·         Whiteboard and Markers

·         Flip Charts

·         LCD Projectors

·         CDs, DVDs and Tapes