FIN610 Topics in Financial Management
Lead Faculty: Dr. Farhang Mossavar-Rahmani
This course extends and expands the materials covered in FIN609A. The topics covered in this course include strategic financing decisions such as capital structure and dividend policy decisions; tactical financing decisions such as initial public offerings, financial restructuring, and lease financing; short-term financial management such as cash, inventory, and receivables management; and special topics such as risk management, bankruptcy, reorganization and liquidation, corporate mergers, and multinational financial management.
- Analyze complex financial data for making effective decisions.
- Apply capital structure theory and develop appropriate dividend policy for making effective financing decisions.
- Plan public offerings in compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations.
- Compare and contrast the use of lease financing, warrants, and convertible securities in evaluating a firm's financing options.
- Synthesize working capital management practices into plans for effective management of cash, inventory, and receivables.
- Analyze the financial environment in which a firm operates, evaluate the corporate risk, and use effective risk management techniques to minimize risk.
- Analyze derivatives and their uses in hedging a firm's market exposure.
- Analyze real options and decision trees and their use in corporate financial management.
- Describe business failures and bankruptcies, explain their causes, and recommend remedies to deal with business failures and bankruptcies.
- Apply analytical techniques to evaluate mergers, leverage buyouts, (LBO), and divestitures.
- Identify additional factors that should be taken into consideration in financial management of multinational corporations.
- Apply generally accepted ethical standards to financial transactions.
- Analyze specific cases and situations, utilize financial management knowledge to identify problems and issues, and make recommendations to effectively deal with the situations.