Finance for Managers - Lecture 1 - Finance and Free Market Economies / Portfolio
This is an overview of the entire subject, spanning 5 lectures/modules. Each module will relate to varying components of the whole subject overview.
This unit introduces students to the fundamentals of corporate finance viewed from the perspective of the business manager. It aims at imparting students with a managerial and analytical level understanding on topics such as time value of money, present value, future value, discounted cash flow, annuities, efficient market hypothesis, capital asset pricing model, portfolio theory, stock, options, future and derivative contracts, capital structure, weighted average costs of capital, capital budgeting techniques, and financial ratio analysis. This subject also covers company enterprise valuation method, stock valuation, fundamental and technical analysis, option valuation and pricing- numerical and Black-Scholes, financial forecasting, co-integration, random walk, seasonality, smoothing and errors. This subject concludes with the introduction survey and research method.
This course will allow you to comprehensively understand:
- Finance and Free Market Economies
- Principles of Finance - Theory
- Multiple Compounding Periods
- Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)
- Interest Rates, Bonds and Annuities
- Bond Duration
- Capital Market Theory-Risks and Return: Efficient Market Hypothesis
- Security Market Line – Risk and Return
- Securities Market Line
- Capital Asset Pricing Model
- Portfolio Theory