Ch 9: Understanding Corporate Finance

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Simplify the process of studying for a test that covers corporate finance using this chapter's engaging lessons and short quizzes. These study resources can improve your understanding of key aspects of corporate finance and ensure you're ready to excel on the day of your test.

Understanding Corporate Finance - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to boost your comprehension of corporate finance quickly and effectively. Our top instructors have developed entertaining lessons you can access any time to better understand corporate governance, capital investment, risk management in business, the capital structure decision-making process and much more. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe the responsibilities and role of financial managers
  • Discuss corporate financial health and financial management decisions
  • Define dividends and describe cash dividends and dividend payments
  • List components of a dividend policy and examples of projected cash flow
  • Identify and describe types of financial risk
  • Provide details about the cost of capital and capital structure
  • Share the definition of working capital management
  • Exhibit knowledge of corporate expansion and restructuring

To get started, pick your first lesson in this chapter, review its contents, and take the accompanying quiz if you choose. When you're finished, scroll along the right-hand sidebar to view additional lessons in any order you decide. The Dashboard lets you to track your progress through this chapter and submit lesson topic questions to our experts. Before the day of your test, don't forget to take the chapter exam to test your overall knowledge of corporate finance.

13 Lessons in Chapter 9: Understanding Corporate Finance
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What is Corporate Governance? - Definition & Key Players

1. What is Corporate Governance? - Definition & Key Players

This lesson defines and discusses the concept of corporate governance, identifies the key players involved in corporate governance, discusses the roles of these key players, and identifies the primary types of issues faced with regard to corporate governance.

The Role and Responsibilities of Financial Managers

2. The Role and Responsibilities of Financial Managers

Financial managers play a pivotal role in the success of companies. In this lesson, you'll learn about the duties and responsibilities of financial managers. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Financial Management Decisions & Corporate Financial Health

3. Financial Management Decisions & Corporate Financial Health

This lesson will introduce you to the importance of financial management. Decisions made in four important areas will affect the future health of the business.

What Are Dividends? - Investing in Stocks

4. What Are Dividends? - Investing in Stocks

Many people are interested in stock investment, and there are a few basic terms investors and business people should understand. This lesson explains dividends, common stock and preferred stock.

Cash Dividends & Dividend Payment

5. Cash Dividends & Dividend Payment

When a company decides to pay a dividend to shareholders, they first have to decide what type of dividend to pay. In this lesson, we'll examine the most common types of dividends and look at the timeline for cash dividend payments.

What is a Dividend Policy? - Overview, Components & Goal

6. What is a Dividend Policy? - Overview, Components & Goal

In this lesson, we will discuss the major components of a corporation's dividend policy, and we will explore three different forms that dividend policies can take - residual, stability, and hybrid.

Project Cash Flow: Analysis & Examples

7. Project Cash Flow: Analysis & Examples

When a company is considering a new project or investment, it must have some method to evaluate whether to proceed. In this lesson, you'll learn how relevant cash flows can help with this decision.

Risk Analysis & Risk Management in Business: Overview, Objectives & Comparison

8. Risk Analysis & Risk Management in Business: Overview, Objectives & Comparison

A successful business requires careful attention to the allocation of resources and, just as important, to the degree to which those resources are exposed to risk. In this lesson, we'll discuss the importance of risk analysis and management in business.

Financial Risk: Types, Examples & Management Methods

9. Financial Risk: Types, Examples & Management Methods

In this lesson, you will explore the various types of risks faced by a business and understand how financial risk is different from other types of risks. Then, you will learn about the different types of financial risks and methods to manage them.

Capital Structure & the Cost of Capital

10. Capital Structure & the Cost of Capital

In this lesson, we'll define capital and a firm's capital structure. We'll also discuss the costs associated with each component in the capital structure and learn about the concept of risk and return.

What is Working Capital Management? - Definition & Examples

11. What is Working Capital Management? - Definition & Examples

Have you ever wondered how a company manages its money and pays its bills? Working capital management is how companies are able to manage finances and continue operations.

Corporate Expansion: Mergers and Acquisitions

12. Corporate Expansion: Mergers and Acquisitions

Corporations can grow in two different ways: through expansion of their current business or through mergers and acquisitions. In this lesson, you'll learn about mergers and acquisitions. A short quiz follows.

Corporate Expansion & Restructuring: Types & Impacts

13. Corporate Expansion & Restructuring: Types & Impacts

This lesson will look at the various ways in which companies expand or break up, and what may cause them to do this. We'll also explore why a company may want to buy other companies or change its production.

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