BUSI 2503 R - Introduction to Finance
Basic issues and practices in finance. Survey of business firms' financing, investment, and payout decisions. Emphasis on understanding the principals, resources and trade-offs in the financial area of a business.
Precludes additional credit for BUSI 2504 and ECON 3050. No credit for students in B.Com., BIB.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
The primary goal of this introductory finance course is to provide students with an integrated framework to analyze individual and corporate investments and financing decisions. It also provides an introduction to and applications of the standard techniques in business finance.
Students will be introduced to the notion of both time and risk and how they affect the valuation of financial securities including bonds, stocks and real assets or investments projects undertaking by corporations.
This course, which serves as the foundation for more advanced finance courses, will enable student to gain a good understanding of financial markets.
CRN for section R: 10585
Instructor: Isaac Otchere
About the instructor: Isaac Otchere is an expert in valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and privatization. Isaac has extensive international experience, having taught MBA courses at universities in Canada, Australia, Singapore and Ukraine, among others.
He also has industry and consulting experience, having worked for companies prior to pursuing doctoral studies. He (together with a colleague) recently did some contract assignment for the World Bank. This wealth of experience enables him to share his unique perspectives with his students. As a teacher, Isaac has received a number of awards for excellence in teaching.
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