National University




FIN632 Managing Financial Resources

Lead Faculty: Dr. Farhang Mossavar-Rahmani

Course Description

An instruction on how to deploy available capital resources to gain maximum advantage, students study capital budgeting policies and procedures, formulation of growth and diversification policies, appraisal of income and risk, and establishment of decision-making guidelines.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate complex, unstructured financial data for more effective financial decision-making.
  • Identify the conceptual framework of capital budgeting theory.
  • Describe after-tax cash flow characteristics inherent in project evaluation, divestitures, and acquisitions.
  • Explain the theoretical context of discounted cash flow (DCF) techniques, their limitation, and other application to practical decision-making issues.
  • Design a corporate capital budgeting program which best utilizes corporate resources to maximize theoretically determined financial parameters.
  • Describe the relationship, limitation, and usefulness of a broad grouping of analytical approaches in setting corporate capital budgets for multi-divisional entities.
  • Recognize the importance of ethical standards in financial transactions.
  • Estimate the impact and significance of capital budgeting strategy on the firm's market price.
  • Apply analytical techniques for evaluating new products, research and development proposals, advertising programs, and working capital policies.
  • Describe tender offers, possible defenses, and techniques useful for increasing value to entities involved.
  • Evaluate leverage buyout (LBO) opportunities and how they arise.
  • Apply analytical techniques for evaluating LBOS, equity-carve outs (ECOS), and divestiture proposals to enhance decision-making.

Prerequisite