BUS 320-A Corporate Finance


Course Details

  • 5 Weeks | July 10 – August 9
  • On Campus | Tue & Thu 6:00-9:30 pm
  • 3 Credits | Cost: $1425.00
  • Online myHill Registration | April 9 – July 3
  • Online Payment is Due at Time of Registration

Course Description

Emphasizes understanding financial markets and the financial management of corporations. Stresses the firm's procurement, allocation, and control of funds and their relationship to the firm's objectives of profitability and liquidity. Covers the concepts of interest rates, financial analysis, risk and return, analysis of investment decisions and capital budgeting, debt and equity financing, and dividend policies. Advanced Excel tools for finance are employed. These concepts are explored through lectures, problems, case studies, and readings.

Course Syllabus

BUS 320 Corporate Finance Syllabus (.PDF)

Additional Information

  • Prerequisite: BUS 203 Financial Accounting (with a grade of C- or better)
  • This course is required for all Business Administration majors and may be applied to the Business and Entrepreneurship minors.

Course Instructor

Jingzhi (Ginger) Meng

Associate Professor of Finance

Meng brings her well-rounded finance and economics background to Stonehill's Business Administration Department. Combining teaching experience with corporate experience, Meng shares her expertise in applied econometrics, engineering economics, and financial management in business classes across the finance curriculum.

Her teaching experience includes International Financial Management, Statistics for Economics and Business, and Management Behavior and Economics at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston College, and Harvard Summer School.

Meng has worked on trading cost measurement and quantitative analysis at Fidelity Management and Research Company's Global Equity Trading group.

She was awarded a doctoral student fellowship by the Economics Department at Boston College, a research grant by Fidelity Investments, and she passed 4 Actuarial exams. Meng's Ph.D. concentration is in finance and applied econometrics.