This course focuses on how companies invest in real assets, how they raise the money to pay for these investments, and how those assets ultimately affect the value of the firm. It provides a broad introduction to the financial landscape involving the financial markets and financial institutions, the concepts of debt and equity sources of financing and valuation and the effect financial leverage has on the firm value; capital budgeting methods; cash flow forecasting and risk analysis, flow of funds analysis and its time value; credit policy formulation and operation, and the cost of capital. This course is designed for students seeking a more in-depth understanding of the economic analysis of strategic and tactical investments, and the integration of investment and financial corporate strategies.
Advanced Corporate Finance
Financial Markets and Institutions
This course examines the form and function of various financial markets and the manner in which financial managers use these markets to accomplish strategic corporate objectives. This course offers a unique analysis of the risks faced by investors and savers interacting through both financial institutions and financial markets, and also the strategies that can be adopted for controlling and better manage these risks. The course also outlines the ways in which a modern financial manager, saver, and investor can expand return with a managed level of risk to achieve the best, or most favorable, risk-return outcome. Important practical tools such as how to issue and trade financial securities and how to analyze financial statements and loan applications will arm students with the skills necessary to understand and manage financial market and institution risks in this dynamic environment.
Principles of Finance
Designed for a general business student. It consists of a broad overview of the basic principles and theoretical framework leading to sound corporate financial management decision-making and shareholder wealth maximization. The course also addresses issues that face modern corporate managers when making capital budgeting and capital structure decisions.
Fundamentals of Investment
This course serves as an introduction to the overall investment environment, including the various investment markets, information, and transactions. It covers the conceptual tools needed by the investors the concepts of return and risk and the basic approaches to portfolio management. It examines the most popular types of investments, ie common stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, and discusses how to construct and administer a portfolio. It also introduces derivative securities mainly options and futures. Students will learn about the decision making implications and consequences of each investment action made through the various investment vehicles and strategies.
Islamic Banking and Finance
This course serves as an introduction to the origin and contemporary development of Islamic Banking and Finance. It explores current and future challenges to Islamic Finance in an integrated world economy. Islamic Banking and Finance has transformed from an infant industry in the 1970s to one of the most viable and efficient alternative models of financial intermediation.
This course provides a survey of the areas of personal economic problems with which all individuals must contend. Course content guides each person towards receiving favorable results in the following areas: buying on credit, borrowing money, using bank services, and investing savings; selecting from various types of insurance coverage; homeownership vs. renting; obtaining investment information, investing in stocks and bonds; income taxes; Social Security; Medicare, retirement planning and annuities; and estate planning, wills, and trusts.
MBA Emphasis on Finance
The MBA Emphasis in finance equips students to acquire specialized skills and knowledge in understanding, and analyzing financial transactions and related activities of an organization as well as to make effective and ethical financial decisions related to the same. The purpose of this emphasis is to enable students to understand and analyze theories in corporate finance, investment and portfolio management. A focus on financial institutions and international finance domain enable students to keep abreast with the various changes and challenges operating in international business scenarios
Masters in Finance
Develop a global view of finance on a flexible, customisable full- or part-time programme that can be tailored to suit your career goals. Choose from an extensive range of specialist electives, practitioner courses, industry-focused events and international experiences. Draw on your passion for finance, gain the latest tools and frameworks and enhance your professional network.[/vc_column_text]
College of Finance
The American College of Dubai is centrally located in Garhoud, Dubai, making it a very convenient option set in the heart of the city. Our faculty are highly experienced and we have been delivering excellent educational standards for over 20 years. Our campus includes lecture halls, a separate library building with study areas, a major computer centre and related resource rooms, as well as a small clinic staffed by a resident nurse. Student activity areas include outdoor sports facilities such as a football field as well as basketball and volleyball courts. There is also a games hall beside the cafeteria as well as a dedicated activities area.Read More