Financial Analysis Captone

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Course Code
FINC 4390
Financial Analysis Captone
Commerce & Business Administration
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
Contact Hours

Lecture: 2 hours/week

Seminar: 2 hours/week


Hybrid: Alternating weeks of above and online

Method(s) Of Instruction
Learning Activities

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

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 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


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.

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).


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

  • No equivalency courses
Which Prerequisite