Course description: The course deals with managing business funds and planning their use to accomplish organizational objectives. It covers the following topics: techniques of financial analysis and planning such as financial statements analysis, ratio construction and analysis, interest and time value of money, discounted cash flow analysis; capital budgeting, stock valuation, capital budgeting, and risk and return. Course objectives: The course aims to acquaint students with the principles and techniques of financial analysis, and to integrate and apply economic and financial principles to decision-making. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: • Know the scope of corporate finance and the responsibilities of the financial manager. • Know the differences between the financial statements and how to analyze these statements by using ratio analysis. • Understand the basics of time value of money. • Solve problems for future and present values of multiple cash flows, annuities and perpetuities. • Value stocks. • Know the basics of capital budgeting • Understand the relationship between risk and return • Apply the skills of critical thinking (knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, and evaluation) to solve problems and to support statements of beliefs and opinions related to business finance.