Fundamentals of Finance

We’re all familiar with talk bad choices leading to the recent global financial crisis but what are the crucial elements of investment and funding decisions?  What calculations must be made with regard to those decisions and how are they executed?  What are the basic functions and responsibilities of a financial department in a business?  This course will introduce students to fundamental concepts in corporate finance and provide an understanding of basic financial calculations.

The course also aims to provide a basis for further studies related to managerial responsibilities and financial markets.  Students enrolled in this course will expand their confidence in performing financial calculations, communication, team-work and presentation skills to support their activity during the course.  Topics in the course will cover a wide range of issues such as financial markets and systems, investment decisions, debt financing and capital structure.

EXAMPLE CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITES (2-4 PER COURSE)

  • Bloomberg’s tour
  • A Docklands and Canary Wharf tour
  • Bank of England visit

COURSE OUTLINE

Fundamentals of Finance