GNU - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR DECISION MAKING

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR DECISION MAKING

Program Overview

Financial Management for Decision Making program focusses on principles and practices of finance which can be used in decision making. Students explore three categories of decisions namely operating, investment and financing decisions. The course covers various topic including asset management, capital budgeting analysis, forecasting, budgeting, management of long-term financing, optimal capital structure, dividend policy, valuation and investment criteria and the international legal and regulatory framework of accounting and taxation.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Understand and implement advanced valuation techniques
  • Employ alternative mechanisms for raising capital at different points in the firm’s growth cycle
  • Identify the benefits and limitations of a merger or acquisition
  • Understand the process that leads to an initial public offering and appreciate the risks and benefits
  • Understand the basics of options valuation
  • Appreciate the recent advances in corporate finance and their relevance for capital budgeting and raising capital.