strategic finance test

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A geographical segment cannot be ________.Correct Answer. Countries in different zones Select The Blank A shareholder expects a higher rate of return as a firm's compensation for ________.Correct Answer. Increased risk

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I. Course Objectives: The Big Picture and the Nitty-GrittyThis course is designed to study the value creation process in corporations; that is, the process that generates superior economic performance for the firm over the long run. The course will analyze value creation both conceptually and in terms of the challenges it poses for the top-management of a corporation. The analytical framework will employ precepts from finance, economics, and competitive strategy. Topics will be covered through a series of case studies and reading assignments. These materials will generally take the integrative perspective of a high-level manager (such as the CEO or the CFO). As will quickly become clear, however, a strong foundation in the functional areas of finance, accounting etc. will be an asset in the course.The fact that the framework of the course will be derived both from finance and competitive strategy implies that we will be looking both at the big picture, and the nitty-gritty; i.e., the emphasis will be to show how the more quantitative and precise aspects of finance concepts serve to both identify and implement value-creating strategies.II. Course MaterialsWe will build on the analytical foundations laid out in the core courses and the finance courses preceding the course. To ensure some uniformity in the background preparation for finance, class notes on capital budgeting, portfolio analysis, and the cost of capital (written by

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