The course unit is intended to equip the students with knowledge on the general financial framework and the financial manager’s unique decisions that he/she s faced with in the corporate entity. In particular, knowing that finance is a multicurrency, it is fitting for the students to get knowledge and skills required to evaluate, interpret and analyze financial information relevant for decision making. The students should also be able to appreciate various theories in financial management in the context of a corporation/firm such as capital structure and dividend decision. The key areas of discussion shall be based on the gap between theory and practice and the suspicion that perhaps the intuition of a finance manager has accounted for issues that theory has long overlooked. The course shall introduce the students to the conceptual links as manifested in the efficient markets hypothesis and the no arbitrage conditions that arise in that thinking.  Integrating the student's faith in learning will be encouraged so that holistic transformation is achieved at the end of the course.

Key areas are: Sources of finance and financial markets, application of time value of money, cost of capital, valuations of various securities, capital budgeting with inflation, risk and returns, portfolio theory, dividend theory, capital structure puzzle among others.