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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Inactive Learning Experiences - National Paralegal College

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences


Varies; self-study format. 


February 2016 – March 2019.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: articulate the manners in which companies can raise capital through public markets; determine the advantages and disadvantages of accepting corporate debt to finance company operations; analyze various capital structure factors that apply to perfect capital markets and to capital markets affected by debt, taxes, etc.; describe the advantages and disadvantages of issuing corporate dividends; participate in financial modeling and forecasting of profits and expansion; assist in the management of working capital; describe the process of a merger or acquisition and the defenses that are available to the target of a hostile takeover; apply the concepts learned in this course to international companies and international corporate finance.


This course is a continuation of Principles of Finance (FIN-101). Instruction focuses on advanced concepts specifically relevant to corporate finance and corporate valuation. Students explore capital structure and valuation techniques, options and their valuation and concludes with an in-depth look at both long-term and short-term financing options for corporations and their relative strengths and weaknesses. Evaluation criteria include: assigned readings; assignments; class participation; and a final exam. Prerequisite: Principles of Finance (FIN-101).

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Corporate Finance, Capital Budgeting, or Financial Management (3/18).