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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Finance 301: Corporate Finance


Varies; self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

December 2013 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze different forms of business organization and basic types of financial management; examine the purpose of a balance sheet, main components, and fundamentals of financial leverage; evaluate an income statement, the main components, and operations of an income statement; evaluate the fundamentals of stock and the difference between common and preferred stock; apply knowledge of the rate of return fundamentals and rate of return methods; define dividends, dividend yields, and the dividend growth model; apply knowledge of investments and the investment process of asset allocation; identify investment risk components and the relationship between risk and return; and analyze the fundamentals of capital and the capital market.


The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: corporate finance overview, preparing balance sheets, preparing income statements, stocks and stock valuation, rate of return, dividend payout and yield, bonds and bond valuation, investment portfolios, investment and risk analysis, capital structure and financial leverage, understanding cost of capital, capital budgeting overview, and corporate taxation and bankruptcy.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Corporate Finance, Principles of Finance, or Financial Management (12/17) (10/22 revalidation).