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FINANCIAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
SYLLABUS
Course Instructor:
Associate Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thu ThuyDean of Faculty of Business Administration, Foreign Trade University Email: [email protected]
Course Description:
A comprehensive and advanced study of financial products and services for investors and corporations; of financial analysis, planning, and control techniques for a business entity with emphasis on corporations.Course Objectives: On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

- Identify the primary duties and responsibilities of financial managers. - Understand agency problems and different financial incentives for stakeholders. - Understand the mechanisms of financial markets.

- Analyze the financial condition of a firm using financial-statement analysis, financial-ratio analysis, Du Pont analysis, common-size analysis, comparative analysis, indexed analysis, and trend analysis. - Calculate financial values based on the concept of the time value of money. - Conduct investment project appraisal, and implement the sensitivity analysis. - Understand the financial products such as stocks and bonds. - Implement stock and bond valuation.

- Understand the relationship between risks and returns.
- Calculate the value and yield of corporate bonds, preferred stocks, and common stocks. - Evaluate financial assets and portfolios using fundamental analysis, modern portfolio theory, CAPM, and capital structure. - Calculate the weighted average cost of capital for a firm, and explain how to determine target capital structure. - Understand payout policy (by dividend, or share repurchase). - Use MS excel in all above calculations and analyses.

Text books:
Eugene Brigham and Michael Ehrhardt, Financial Management, Theory and Practice, 12th Edition, 2008, Thomson Southwestern Ross, Westerfield & Jaffe, 2005, Corporate Finance, McGraw Hill, 7th edition (or later edition) You will need a laptop with excel application in class all the...
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