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Corporate Finance Principles ACCG 6510

Accounting Part-time Studies Course

Course details

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the role corporate finance plays in business. Corporate finance primarily deals with how companies manage their money on a daily basis, how companies make long term investment decisions and how companies decide to finance their operations. All decisions are made consistent with managing risk and maximizing their owners’ wealth. This course qualifies as a prerequisite for entrance into the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Professional Education Program (PEP).






Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of ACCG 6510 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 84394


Tue Jan 10 - Tue Apr 18 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 84394
  • $897.40
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Feb 14 Tue 18:00 - 22:00 Online
Feb 21 Tue 18:00 - 22:00 Burnaby SE06 Rm. 208
Feb 28 Tue 18:00 - 22:00 Burnaby SE06 Rm. 208
Mar 07 - Apr 04 Tue 18:00 - 22:00 Online
Apr 11 Tue 18:00 - 22:00 Burnaby SE06 Rm. 208
Apr 18 Tue 18:00 - 22:00 Online

Fabienne Delibalta

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. The following dates will be HELD IN-CLASS at the Burnaby Campus. Midterm: February 21st Midterm Debrief: February 28th Final: April 11th This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more of it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date. This course fulfills the CPA prerequisite for Corporate Finance. This course CANNOT be transferred into the Accounting nor Finance Diploma.

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed October 26, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Define and discuss the goals and objectives of financial management.
  • Compare and contrast corporate ownership forms, macro-economic risks, and primary and secondary financial markets.
  • Outline the concepts of risk and return, portfolio diversification, market efficiency, financial and operating leverage.
  • Carry out financial analysis using: free cash flows, horizontal/vertical analysis, ratios, scenario/sensitivity/simulation, payback, IRR, and net present value calculations.
  • Assess the role of working capital management and its constituent components.
  • Evaluate credit policy decisions and short-term financing sources.
  • Differentiate between short and long term financial planning.
  • Construct cash budgets and pro forma financial statements.
  • Assess a company’s medium and long term financing sources.
  • Differentiate derivative financial instruments and their use in hedging risk.
  • Compare the major elements of a firm’s capital structure decisions and distribution policies.
  • Analyze a company’s cost of capital.
  • Assess corporate long-term investment decisions.
  • Evaluate the purpose and basic approaches to valuation.
  • Compare and contrast the types and rationale for corporate finance transactions.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2015

Related Programs

Corporate Finance Principles (ACCG 6510) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Professional Accounting
    Advanced Diploma Full-time/Part-time


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