Course Title Introduction to Finance
Course Level 300
Credit Unit 2

The course in the introductory part will cover the concept, meaning and scope of finance and financial management. The argument for and against profit maximization versus wealth maximization objective of financial management will be expounded to the students with much emphasis on the approaches, functions, goals and importance of the field.

The main thrust of the course will cover the following topics: Introduction to Financial Analysis ( Financial Statement Analysis); Introduction to Profit planning and Pricing ; Introduction to Working Capital Management; Basic forms of business organization; Sources of Business Finance; Financial planning and forecasting; Capitalization and Capital Structure;  and Nigerian Financial System/ Capital Market.

The methodology of teaching the course involve having contacts, tutorials as well as continuous assessment, tests, assignments and examination with the students during the semester.