Corporate Finance

Students interested in corporate finance select courses within their finance major providing a foundation for financial management of all types of firms.  All firms require financial management.  While manufacturing, transportation, and wholesale firms quickly come to mind, even financial institutions (such as commercial banks, stock and commodity firms, securities exchanges, and insurance firms) and other service firms (such as health care, consulting, engineering, travel and recreation, etc.) require management of the firm’s finances independently of their product or service. Typically, financial management decisions involve capital budgeting, capital structure and financing decisions as well as the daily activities associated with liquidity management, trade credit policy and management, allocating and obtaining short-term funds. A variety of optimization and modeling techniques are studied. The ability to develop a sound financial analysis of an opportunity is emphasized.