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FNCE 640 Financial Management

A course focusing on the investing and financing activities of a corporation. Topics covered include the concept and application of risk, return, and value; cost of capital and capital budgeting; working capital management; capital structure; and international aspects of financial management.

Units: 3


Graduate students:

  • MBA/ MSA

This course may also be taken by

  • Business professionals for continuing education
  • Business professionals as non-degree course for professional development
  • Graduate students of other schools as transfer credits


You are encouraged to invest enough time in this course. Number of hours are relative for each person. Remember the philosophy: “If you do not understand the financial concept, you can not compute. If you can not compute, you can not come up with workable alternatives. If you can not come up with workable alternatives, you can not make a sound financial decision.”



Upon completion of this course, the students would have:

  1. An idea of what financial management functions are.
  2. When you have comprehended the functions, you are capable of evaluating financing, investing and operating financial alternatives.
  3. At the end of the course, a student may be able to compute, alternatively design financial strategies, and make a sound financial decision. Hopefully, by the grace of the Lord.



Week 1

Overview of Financial Management

Week 2


Week 3

Short-term Financial Strategy

Week 4

Long Term Financial Strategy          

Week 5

Capital Budgeting Analysis

Week 6

Equity Financing Strategy

Week 7

Debt- Related Financing Strategy  

Week 8

Financial Risk Strategy

Week 9

Financial Management of the Sinking Funds




Eric Nasution, PhD

Prof. Eric J. Nasution, an emeritus finance professor, is currently serving in the AIIAS Graduate School – Business Department nurturing and teaching all financial courses. He has a more than 20 years finance and banking experience, and around 34 years of academic experience (mostly in the graduate school).