Finance 350: Global Financial Management

Professor David A. Hsieh

  CCMBA 2007, Term 4

Course Description

Last Update: May 2, 2006

Course Overview:

The objective of this course is to provide a rigorous introduction to the fundamental principles of asset valuation and financing in competitive global financial markets. The course is designed to provide an outline of modern finance for those working in the finance arena as well as those working in other disciplines. The course is organized around the four main ideas in finance:


The main topics of this course are listed below.

Unit 1: The Time Value of Money and Discounting
Unit 2: Bond Valuation
Unit 3: Equity Valuation
Unit 4: Portfolio Analysis and Diversification
Unit 5: Asset Pricing Models
Unit 6: Investment Decisions and Capital Budgeting
Unit 7: Leverage and the Weighted Average Cost of Capital
Unit 8: Risk Management - Forward and Futures Contracts
Unit 9: International Project Evaluation
Unit 10: Risk Management - Option Contracts

Text Book:
Brealey, Richard A., Stewart C. Myers, and Franklin Allen, Principles of Corporate Finance, 8th edition, McGraw Hill, 2006.

Course Requirements:
Six assignments, a midterm exam and a final exam.

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