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Financial Analysis and Decision Making - A Simulation Approach

The course aims at providing the students with an understanding of how corporate finance concepts are applied in real-life situations and what can be the implications of an operating decision on the different aspects of a company’s financial performance. 

This course builds on the concepts taught in introductory courses in finance and focuses primarily on the application of those concepts in a setting where students need to learn the impact of the decisions on the short-term as well as the long-term financial performance of given business organizations. Key decisions considered in this course primarily revolve around a) long-term investment and capital budgeting decisions and 2) short-term and working capital management decisions that can turn into strategic and value-creating decisions.

The course makes the students learn that no business decision is taken in isolation and what is important is to learn the interaction between various sub-units of a business organization and how this interaction affects the profitability and cash flow position of the organization as a whole.

It should be noted that this is not a course on corporate finance, rather it is a learning of application of the concepts of corporate finance using real-life cases and simulations. The prerequisite of this course is that the students are familiar with basic financial statements and basic financial mathematics before taking up this course. Simulations and cases will be the primary teaching tool for this course.

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.

Students must have completed at least one introductory course on Corporate Finance/Financial Management/Basic Finance/Introduction to Finance.


Exchange Students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about the admission here.


Parvinder Arora


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Parvinder Arora is professor at the School of Accounting and Financial Services, Seneca College, Toronto (Canada) & Director- Edu Immersion Consulting, Inc.