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Paul H Malatesta
FIN 450
Seattle Campus

Problems in Corporate Finance

Case problems in corporate financial management. Includes cases on management of current assets, obtaining short-term loans, raising long-term capital, capital budgeting, and dividend policy. The management point of view is stressed. Prerequisite: FIN 350; either B ECON 300 or ECON 300. Offered: WSp.

Class description

This course stresses the application of finance theory and methods to real business situations. Students will study problems of financial planning, capital structure, cost of capital, capital investment decisions, and corporate acquisitions.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Case study and discussion.

Recommended preparation

Finance 350 and basic accounting are prerequisites for Finance 450. Understand fundamental accounting principles and finance theory before taking this course.

Class assignments and grading

Reading: case studies and supplementary textbook assignments Exams: midterm and final Other: written homework assignments

Exams: 55% Homework: 25% Class participation: 20%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Paul H Malatesta
Date: 01/07/2003