Finance I

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Finance I

  • Host University

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

  • Location

    Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, Chile

  • Area of Study

    Business, Finance

  • Language Level

    Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    I. Unit 1: Objectives of the Financial Function
    a. Specific objectives
    i. Define objective of the financial function
    ii. Analyze objective of the financial function contents
    iii. Evolution of finances
    iv. Objective of business
    v. Role of financial administrator
    vi. Financial decisions
    vii. Alternative approaches to the financial function
    viii. Relation of finances with other disciplines
    ix. Analysis of the financial administrator?s objective

    II. Unit 2: Additional Financial Concepts
    a. Specific objectives
    i. Know additional financial concepts
    ii. Utilize additional financial concepts
    1. Fischer Theory
    2. Consumption vs investment
    3. Capitals market

    III. Unit 3: Financial-Mathematic Concepts
    a. Specific objectives
    i. Define financial-mathematic concepts
    ii. Apply financial-mathematic concepts
    iii. Analyze financial-mathematic concepts
    b. Contents
    i. Types of financial instruments, market types
    ii. Concept of interest rate
    iii. Time diagram
    iv. Relation between interest and time
    v. Interest and exact and ordinary time
    vi. Concept and fundamental aspects of simple interest
    vii. Application of simple interest concept through calculator/computer formulas
    viii. Actual value
    ix. Value equations
    x. Depreciations by term, bank discounts
    xi. Concept and fundamental aspects of compound interest
    xii. Concept of final total
    xiii. Application of compound interest concept through calculator/computer formulas
    xiv. Concept of nominal rate and effective rate
    xv. Actual value
    xvi. Application of income through calculator/computer formulas
    xvii. Determination of constant term duration and interest
    xviii. Concept of debt recovery
    xix. Concept of fixed fee
    xx. Application of concept through calculator/computer formulas in the determination of pending debt and depreciating value
    xxi. Elaboration through calculator/computer formulas of a depreciation chart/table
    xxii. Elaboration through calculator/computer formulas in the formation of a recovery fund
    xxiii. Determination of variables
    xxiv. Determination of real rate loans
    xxv. Determination of hypothetical draft loans
    xxvi. Determination of effective rate

    IV. Unit 4: Administration of Working Capital
    a. Specific objectives
    i. Define administration of working capital concept
    ii. Apply administration of working capital concept
    iii. Analyze administration of working capital concept
    b. Contents
    i. General aspects of administration of working capital
    ii. Role of liquidity
    iii. Concept of risk and profitability
    iv. Risk and profitability in the composition of working capital
    v. Hedge politics
    vi. General aspects of inventory administration
    vii. Role of inventories
    viii. Models of inventory administration under certainty and uncertainty
    ix. Model of cash administration under certainty and uncertainty
    x. Sources of short term financing
    xi. Model of debtor administration

Course Disclaimer

Please note that there are no beginning level Spanish courses offered in this program.

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.