Finance (FNCE) 371

Applications in Corporate Finance (Revision 2)


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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)

Prerequisite: FNCE 370

Centre: Faculty of Business

FNCE 371 is not available for challenge.

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Corporate finance has undergone tremendous changes in recent years. As new global markets open, there will be even more changes and expanding opportunities. There will be a significant impact on the role of the financial decision makers. In FNCE 370, you worked with the fundamental concepts of corporate finance. In this course, you will apply these fundamental concepts to a variety of issues in corporate finance, such as short-term financial management, lease management, and international corporate finance. With the aid of case studies, you will apply what you learned in FNCE 370 to real-life situations. You will see how corporate finance models are being used in real businesses in which financial or operation managers describe their firm’s financial management systems.


  • Lesson 1: Short-Term Finance and Planning
  • Lesson 2: Cash and Liquidity Management
  • Lesson 3: Credit and Inventory Management
  • Lesson 4: International Corporate Finance
  • Lesson 5: Leasing
  • Lesson 6: Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Lesson 7: Risk Management (An Introduction to Financial Engineering)
  • Lesson 8: Options and Corporate Securities


Your final grade in FNCE 371 is based on three assignments, one Midterm Examination, and one Final Examination. You must achieve a minimum grade of "D" (50%) on the Final Examination and an overall course grade of at least "D" (50%).

If you are taking FNCE 371 in order to transfer credit to one of the accounting organizations, check the organization’s specific requirements. Most accounting organizations require a final grade of “C+” (65%) for transfer credit.

The following chart describes the credit weight associated with each course requirement:

Assignment 1 Assignment 2 Assignment 3 Midterm Exam Final Exam Total
10% 10% 10% 30% 40% 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials


Ross, S. A., Westerfield, R. W., Jordan, B. D., & Roberts, G. S. (2010). Fundamentals of corporate finance (7th Can. ed.). Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. ISBN 0-07-096976-0

Applications in Corporate Finance: Cases: Booklet of cases taken from DeMello, J. (2006). Cases in finance. (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. ISBN 9780070712690

Other Materials

All other materials will be available to students online.

The course materials for this course are shipped as a shrink-wrapped package. If the shrink wrap is broken, the materials are not returnable.

Special Course Features

You will require a type of spreadsheet software (MS Office Excel or other).

A financial calculator is essential to your success in the course. You may bring a non-programmable financial calculator into your Midterm and Final Examinations.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 2, August 17, 2011.

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