Financial Analysis Captone

Commerce & Business Administration
Course Code
FINC 4390
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
Method(s) Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course will give detailed coverage of selected areas of finance, including elements of both theory and practice, with an emphasis on the formulation and implementation of financial strategies in a variety of corporate environments, through discussions, case analysis and presentations.
Course Content

Material will cover at least four cases involving the following:

1. Cost of capital and capital budgeting
2. Financing decisions, the use of debt and equity
3. Dividend policy
4. Use of derivatives to manage risks
5. Firm valuation, mergers and acquisitions
6. Venture capital finance

Learning Activities

A combination of lecture, case analysis, online work and group presentations.

Means of Assessment

Assessment will be based on course objectives and will be carried out in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy.

Case reports and presentations  30% - 50%
Midterm and/or Tests  15% - 30%
Final Exam 30% - 40%

No single assessment will be worth more than 40%.

Students must achieve a minimum grade of 50% on the combined invigilated components to pass the course.

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to:

1. Assess the internal, external corporate conditions and economic environment

2. Analyse corporate expansion projects and make recommendations

3. Analyse and articulate recommendations on the mix of debt versus equity financing

4. Appraise and value mature public or private enterprises

5. Evaluate the value proposition and financing of startup companies

6. Analyse corporate risks and develop strategies to manage them


Textbook Materials

Selected cases will be assigned and must be purchased.

Resource text may include Principles of Corporate Finance, Richard Brealey, Stewart Myers, and Franklin Allen, McGraw Hill (latest edition) or other textbook approved by department.

Calculator: Texas Instruments BA II Plus or as approved by Department



FINC 3305 and 3390 both with a grade of “C” or better.  (Completion of the Canadian Securities Course with credit transfer completed can substitute for FINC 3390).


No corequisite courses.


Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see

Institution Transfer Details for FINC 4390
Athabasca University (AU) AU FNCE 2XX (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU BFIN 3XX (3)
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) No credit
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR ACCT 3XX (3)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) No credit
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit
University Canada West (UCW) No credit
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV COMM_V 4th (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) No credit
University of Victoria (UVIC) No credit

Course Offerings

Summer 2024