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FINA 230 - Introduction to Financial Management

This course provides an overview of financial management.  It introduces some of the basic terms as well as the role that finance plays in the firm and markets today.  Specifically, this course will cover the following topics:  the role of the financial manager; the different types of business organizations; how the financial market works; accounting income versus cash flow; book value versus market value; financial ratio interpretation; time value of money; discounted cash flow analysis; how to value bonds and stocks; the basics of options; and making financial decisions.


  • Summer I (May 10 - June 21, 2023)
  • Summer III (July 3 - August 10, 2023)
  • Fall (September 5 - December 4, 2023)
  • Winter (January 15 - April 15, 2024)


Edward Wong


Undergraduate, 3 credits

$78.7 CAD + applicable taxes.


1. JMSB students may not take this course for credit. 2. This course does not count towards the requirements for the Minor in Business Studies. 3. Students who have received credit for this topic under a COMM 299 number may not take this course for credit.


Customized e-textbook of: Ross, S.A., R.W. Westerfield, B.D. Jordan, G.S. Roberts, J.A. Pandes, & T.A. Holloway, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 10th Canadian edition, McGraw Hill, 2019.

This textbook is only available online as an e-book through the course website.


Short of being made a “required”, a  financial calculator is strongly recommended for this course. While most problems may be solved by formulae, you will be challenged for time on exams.  The TI BA II Plus is suggested as the textbook and the course notes use this model for numerical examples.  Alternatively, the instructor recommends the HP 12C for its easier use.

Initially, learning the calculator keys will be challenging but learning Lesson 5, TVM (time value of money)  functions are essential to doing well in the course.  TVM is the foundation for lessons 6 to 10. 

For help with the BA TII calculator, please contact the teaching assistant.

For help with the HP 12C calculator. you are welcome to contact the instructor.



Registration Information:

Concordia students must register for this course in their Student Hub. It is strongly recommended that they consult Concordia's class schedule prior to enrolling in order to be aware of any registration restrictions (see the notes). Once registered, students must then sign up for an eConcordia account to access the course material. » Visit the registration section for details.


Disclaimer: Information regarding the eConcordia course found on this page may change without notice. For the most recent course list, visit the Student Hub. Furthermore, if this represents the initial offering of the course, no course outline will be available until the start of the first active semester.