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Ch 1: Introduction to Corporate Finance

About This Chapter

This chapter on corporate finance will introduce you to the mechanisms of money in business. The engaging video lessons were designed by experienced instructors who are available to answer your questions.

Introduction to Corporate Finance - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter will bring you into the world of company structures and financial markets. You will gain an understanding of the basic concepts in corporate finance and get a glimpse of the world and decision-making process of financial managers. The lessons in this chapter will teach you about:

  • Corporate finance basics
  • Financial managers and management
  • Various business structures
  • Limited liability companies
  • The goals of financial management
  • The agency problem
  • Financial market basics

Video Objective
What Is Corporate Finance? - Definition & Fundamentals Learn the fundamental concepts behind corporate finance.
Financial Management Systems & Role of a Financial Manager Explore the decision making process of financial management and the role of the financial manager.
What Is a Business Organization? - Structure, Types & Examples Look at different forms of business organizations.
What Is a Limited Liability Company? - Definition, Benefits & Examples Learn about limited liability companies.
What Are the Goals of Financial Management? Discover the problems that come from exclusively chasing maximum profits.
The Agency Problem in Finance: Definition & Examples Find out the issues surrounding agency relationships in financial management.
Financial Markets: Types & Characteristics Explain the different types of financial markets.

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: Introduction to Corporate Finance
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Corporate Finance? - Definition & Fundamentals

1. What Is Corporate Finance? - Definition & Fundamentals

This lesson will introduce the topic of corporate finance and its effects on a corporation and its shareholders. It will discuss capital funding sources and provide an example of a corporation needing to use capital funding for improvements.

Financial Management Systems & Role of a Financial Manager

2. Financial Management Systems & Role of a Financial Manager

Financial managers play an integral role in the corporate arena. In this lesson, we will look at the roles of a chief financial officer involving capital investments, financial reporting and financial forecasting.

What Is a Business Organization? - Structure, Types & Examples

3. What Is a Business Organization? - Structure, Types & Examples

Want to start a business? One of the first steps is to pick its form. In this lesson, you'll learn about the primary ways businesses are organized with examples provided along the way.

What Is a Limited Liability Company? - Definition, Benefits & Examples

4. What Is a Limited Liability Company? - Definition, Benefits & Examples

A limited liability company is a popular business structure that provides the benefits of both a partnership and a corporation. This lesson explains the benefits of limited liability companies.

What Are the Goals of Financial Management?

5. What Are the Goals of Financial Management?

This lesson introduces the concept of financial management and defines the scope that companies use to manage their finances. It will also discuss the primary goal of financial management and the advantages and disadvantages of this goal.

The Agency Problem in Finance: Definition & Examples

6. The Agency Problem in Finance: Definition & Examples

The agency problem can be a really big issue in the finance world. Find out what an agency problem is and look at some real-world examples. Then, test yourself on your new knowledge.

Financial Markets: Types & Characteristics

7. Financial Markets: Types & Characteristics

Have you ever wanted to start a business? How would you get the money to start your business? Financial markets can be used to generate capital for new and existing organizations. Short-term and long-term assets are traded on the financial market to raise money over short and long periods of time.

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