The primary aims of the Finance and Financial Management class are to develop an understanding of the principles of finance and financial decision taking, the nature of financial markets and institutions, and corporate financial theory. The principles of financial decision taking will consider applications covering personal finance, the public and private sectors. The analysis of financial markets and institutions will provide a general introduction to the financial environment. The primary focus of the class will be on corporate financial theory and this will address two basic questions:
- How should a company evaluate proposals to invest in additional assets (the investment decision)?
- And secondly, how should funds be raised to finance the purchase of these assets (the financing decision)?