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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Davar Academy, LLC | Evaluated Learning Experience

Corporate Finance (FIN 401)


Varies (self-study self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

November 2016 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this learning experience, students will be able to: discern the financial implication of financial statements; interpret the relevant valuation techniques; explain how a cash flow analysis works; discern corporate finance in the domestic and international environment; apply advanced methods of integrated financial management; calculate the expected rate of return and volatility for a portfolio and the effect of diversification on the portfolio; analyze the impact of financial distress, managerial incentives, debt and taxes, and dividend policy on shareholders’ wealth maximization; and evaluate risk, return, and capital structure for valuation purpose under the market imperfections.


Instruction focuses on the financial management of both publicly held and private corporations.  Students are presented with a conceptual framework for understanding and addressing problems commonly faced by corporate decision makers and are provided opportunities to apply these concepts to contemporary business situations. Topics include: the time value of money, the relationship between risk and return including the capital asset pricing model, the valuation and role of debt and equity, capital budgeting/project evaluation techniques, cost of capital, cash flow estimation, project risk analysis, real options, company valuation, and capital structure decisions. The course of study necessary to be prepared for the proctored proficiency examination consists of lessons based on the textbook readings. Students are encouraged to answer all the review questions and quizzes for each chapter.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, or Marketing (11/16) (03/22 revalidation).