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CS403 - Database Management Systems - Lecture Handout 01

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Overview of Lecture

  • Introduction to the course
  • Database definitions
  • Importance of databases
  • Introduction to File Processing Systems
  • Advantages of the Database Approach

Introduction to the course

This course is first (fundamental) course on database management systems. The course discusses different topics of the databases. We will be covering both the theoretical and practical aspects of databases. As a student to have a better understanding of the subject, it is very necessary that you concentrate on the concepts discussed in the course.

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ACC501 - Business Finance - Lecture 1

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The Primary textbook for the course is

  • Essentials of Corporate Finance, by Ross, Westerfield and Jordan, fourth edition, McGraw Hill¬†Publishers, ISBN 0-07-121057-7

Reference books will be

  • Introduction to Finance by Lawrence J. Gitman and Jeff Madura, Addison-Wesley Publishers
  • Foundations of Financial Management by Stanley B. Block and Geoffrey A. Hirt, McGraw Hill Publishers

Course Contents

  • An overview of Financial Environment
  • Financial Statements, Taxes and Cash Flows
  • Time Value of Money and Discounted Cash Flow Valuation
  • Valuation of Stocks and Bonds
  • Net Present Value and other Investment Criteria
  • Capital Investment Decision
  • Risk and Return
  • Cost of Capital
  • Leverage and Capital Structure
  • Raising Capital
  • Working Capital Management
  • Dividends

Finance: A Quick Look

  • Four Basic Areas
  • Business Finance
  • Investments
  • Financial Institutions
  • International Finance

Business Finance

Addresses the following three questions:
  • What long-term investments should the firm engage in?
  • How can the firm raise the money for the required investments?
  • How much short-term cash flow does a company need to pay its bills?


  • Deals with financial assets such as stocks and bonds.
  • It covers the following issues
  • Pricing Financial Assets
  • Associated Risks and Rewards
  • Determining best mixture of financial investment
  • Career opportunities in investment
  • Stock Brokerage
  • Portfolio Management
  • Security Analysis

Financial Institutions

  • Businesses dealing in financial matters
  • Banks and Insurance companies

International Finance

  • Covers international aspects of corporate finance, investment and financial institutions.