Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities. Scroll down to learn about each step.
This half-semester course introduces and surveys a selection of cutting-edge topics in the field of real estate finance and investments. The course follows an informal ŰĎseminarŰ format to the maximum degree possible, with students expected to take considerable initiative. Lectures and discussions led by the instructors will be supplemented by several guest speakers from the real estate investment industry, who will present perspectives on current trends and important developments in the industry.
This lesson tells how banks can give out loans without ever giving out gold. [Banking, Money, Finance playlist: Lesson 7 of 24]
Uses a case approach to develop a framework for business analysis. Provides students with tools for business analysis, including strategic, accounting, financial, and prospective analysis. Concepts are then applied to a number of decision-making contexts, such as credit analysis, investor communications, merger analysis, financial policy decisions, and securities analysis. From the Course Description: Course Description The purpose of this class is to advance your understanding of how to use financial information to value and analyze firms. We will apply your economics/accounting/finance skills to problems from today's business news to help us understand what is contained in financial reports, why firms report certain information, and how to be a sophisticated user of this information.
This is a review of Business Finance Essentials by Bracker, Lin and Pursley:https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/business-finance-essentials. This review was completed by Clifford Stephens, Ph.D., Department of Finance, Louisiana State University.
This is a review of Business Finance Essentials by Bracker, Lin and Pursley:https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/business-finance-essentialsThis review was completed by Clifford Stephens, Ph.D., Department of Finance, Louisiana State University.
Living in a big city like New York can be very challenging. City planning is an interdisciplinary enterprise where social scientists, humanists, psychologists, scientists, statisticians, citizens, politicians, etc. come together to offer solutions to improve quality of life in the city. To find such solutions, these people need clear and reliable (qualitative and quantitative) information about specific challenges that residents and visitors face For the variety of stakeholders in the city, many different things might be considered worthy of study, depending on their interests and needs regarding, e.g., employment, financial status, family size, healthcare, mobility, and education.
For example, do you know whether your neighborhood issufficiently protected from a fire? What about other neighborhoods in the city? To what extent does a CUNY degree help a person gain employment in the City? In which ways do race or gender or sexual preference play a role in how people experience city life? Can these be quantified in dollar terms? Once you have identified a problem, write an essay that describes a question
about city life that you believe is worthy of a statistical study.
HMP 607 is the third in a three-course sequence intended to impart to generalist administrators the knowledge of finance and accounting necessary to manage health care organizations. The first course, HMP 608, covers financial accounting. The second course, HMP 606, focuses on managerial accounting topics. This third course concentrates on corporate finance topics. It aims to impart an understanding of how finance theory and practice can inform the decision-making of the health care firm. As such, HMP 607 is most appropriately considered a corporate finance course, as opposed to a course in financial markets. In addition, it will integrate corporate finance and accounting theories, institutional knowledge of health care finance, and applications to specific problems.
This course emphasizes dynamic models of growth and development. Topics covered include: migration, modernization, and technological change; static and dynamic models of political economy; the dynamics of income distribution and institutional change; firm structure in developing countries; development, transparency, and functioning of financial markets; privatization; and banks and credit market institutions in emerging markets.
At MIT, this course was team taught by Prof. Robert Townsend, who taught for the first half of the semester, and Prof. Abhijit Banerjee, who taught during the second half. On OCW we are only including materials associated with sessions one through 13, which comprise the first half of the class.
"The cost of college should never discourage anyone from going after a valuable degree." –Arne Duncan, former United States Secretary of Education. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: By the end of this section, you will be able to:Establish financial goals, identify strategies for creating and maintaining a budget, describe available options for paying for college, describe the benefits and risks of credit, and develop financial literacy skills to prepare for your financial future.
Entrepreneurial Finance examines the elements of entrepreneurial finance, focusing on technology-based start-up ventures and the early stages of company development. The course addresses key questions which challenge all entrepreneurs: how much money can and should be raised; when should it be raised and from whom; what is a reasonable valuation of the company; and how should funding, employment contracts and exit decisions be structured. It aims to prepare students for these decisions, both as entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. In addition, the course includes an in-depth analysis of the structure of the private equity industry.
Private equity, venture capital, stock exchange listing: all are methods of raising equity finance. This unit looks at the processes used and the markets available across the world for raising such finance, as well as looking into the reasons why some companies choose cross-listing on stock exchanges.
This is a review of Finance for Managers by the Lardbucket Book Project: https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/finance-for-managersThis review was completed by Clifford Stephens, Ph.D., Department of Finance, Louisiana State University.
This a review of the Finance Theroy I by Andrew Lo, M.I.T. OpenCourseWarehttps://louis.oercommons.org/courses/finance-theory-i-fall-2008-2This review was completed by Clifford Stephens, Ph.D., Department of Finance, Louisiana State University.
Continuation of Finance Theory I, concentrating on corporate financial management. Topics: Capital investment decisions, security issues, dividend policy, optimal capital structure, hedging and risk management, futures markets and real options analysis. The objective of this course is to learn the financial tools needed to make good business decisions. The course presents the basic insights of corporate finance theory, but emphasizes the application of theory to real business decisions. Each session involves class discussion, some centered on lectures and others around business cases.
Table of Contents:
1: Why Finance
2: Review of Math and Accounting Concepts
3: Ethics and Finance
4: Financial Statements and Ratio Analysis
5: Pro Forma Statements
6: Time Value of Money - One Cash Flow
7: Time Value of Money - Multiple Flows
8: Securities Markets
9: Interest Rates and Bond Valuation
10: Stock Valuation
11: Assessing Risk
12: Cost of Capital
13: Capital Budgeting Decision Making
14: Capital Budgeting Cash Flow
15: Raising Capital and Capital Structure
16: Dividend Policy
17: Cash and Cash Conversion Cycle
18: Current Liabilities Management
19: International Considerations
20: Derivatives and Hedging
21: Merger, Acquisitions, and Divestitures
21: Self-test Exam
Introduction to investments and corporate finance. Topics include: project and company valuation, risk and return in capital markets, the pricing of stocks and bonds, corporate financing and dividend policy, the cost of capital, and financial options. Subject provides a broad overview of both theory and practice. Restricted to Management of Technology students. Financial Management studies corporate finance and capital markets, emphasizing the financial aspects of managerial decisions. It touches on all areas of finance, including the valuation of real and financial assets, risk management and financial derivatives, the trade-off between risk and expected return, and corporate financing and dividend policy. The course draws heavily on empirical research to help guide managerial decisions.
An intensive introduction to the preparation and interpretation of financial information for investors (external users) and managers (internal users) and to the use of financial instruments to support system and project creation. Adopts a decision-maker perspective on accounting and finance. This is an intensive introduction to the preparation and interpretation of financial information for investors (external users) and managers (internal users) and to the use of financial instruments to support system and project creation. The course adopts a decision-maker perspective on accounting and finance with the goal of helping students develop a framework for understanding financial, managerial, and tax reports.