Finance (FNCE) 371

Applications in Corporate Finance (Revision 3)


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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online with (eTextbook)

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 50 percent on the Final Examination and an overall course grade of at least "D" (50 percent).

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%

The examination(s) for this course will be written in the traditional pen and paper format.

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

Note: Students planning to transfer this course to a Professional Accounting designation (i.e., CPA) are advised that they will be required to achieve a grade higher than the minimum passing grade. See the Professional Accounting Designation Website for details.

Course Materials


Registration in this course includes an electronic textbook. For more information on electronic textbooks, please refer to our eText Initiative site.

Ross, S. A., Westerfield, R. W., Jordan, B. D., & Roberts, G. S. (2013). Fundamentals of corporate finance (8th Can. ed.). Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. ISBN 9781259066689

A print version of the eText can sometimes be purchased from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.

Other Resources

All other learning resources will be available online.

Special Course Features

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

A financial calculator is essential to your success in the course. You may bring one of the following financial calculators with you when you write the exams: Sharp EL-733A, EL-738, EL-738C, and Texas BA II Plus no other calculators are allowed unless written permission was given by the course coordinator at least one day prior to the examination.

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 3, October 17, 2014.

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