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Financial and Strategic Management (CSE Paper-8) CS Executive Mod-2

Syllabus

Paper 8:  Financial and Strategic Management(Max Marks 100)

Objective
Part I:
To provide knowledge of practical aspects of financial management so as to develop skills in taking financial and investment decisions.
Part II :
To enable students to acquire multidimensional skills as to equip them to comprehend the process of strategy formulation.

 Detailed Contents
 
Part I:Financial Management (60 marks)

1. Nature and Scope of Financial Management: Nature, Scope and Objectives of Financial Management; Risk-Return and Value of the Firm; Objectives of the firm; Profit Maximisation vs. Wealth Maximisation; Emerging roles of Finance Managers.
2. Capital Budgeting: Compounding and Discounting techniques  Concepts of Annuity and Perpetuity; Capital Budgeting Process; Techniques of Capital Budgeting- Discounted and Non- Discounted Cash Flow Methods; Capital Rationing; Risk Evaluation and Sensitivity Analysis.
3. Capital Structure: Introduction Meaning and Significance; Optimal Capital Structure; Determinants of Capital Structure; Theories of Capital Structure;EBIT  EPS Analysis; EBITDA Analysis; Risk and Leverage; Effects of Leverage on Shareholders’ Returns.
4. Sources of raising long term finance and Cost of Capital: Sources, Meaning, Factors Affecting Cost of Capital; Methods for Calculating cost of capital; Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC); Marginal Cost of Capital.
5. Project Finance: Project Planning  Preparation of Project Report, Project Appraisal under Normal Inflationary and Deflationary Conditions; Project Appraisal by Financial Institutions  Lending Policies and Appraisal Norms by Financial Institutions and Banks; Project Review and Control; Social Cost and Benefit Analysis of Project. Term loans from Financial institutions and Banks; Lease and Hire Purchase Finance; Venture Capital Funds; Private Equity; International Finance and Syndication of Loans, Deferred Payment Arrangements; Corporate Taxation and its Impact on Corporate Financing; Financing Cost Escalation.
6. Dividend Policy: Introduction- Types; Determinants and Constraints of Dividend Policy; Forms of Dividend; Different Dividend Theories.
7. Working Capital : Meaning, Types, Determinants and Assessment of Working Capital Requirements, Negative Working Capital; Operating Cycle Concept and Applications of Quantitative Techniques; Management of Working Capital  Cash Receivables Inventories; Financing of Working Capital; Banking Norms and Macro Aspects; Factoring and Forfaiting.
 8. Security Analysis: Measuring of Systematic and Unsystematic Risk; Fundamental Analysis (Economic, Industry and Company); Technical Analysis and Efficient Market Hypothesis.
9. Portfolio Management: Meaning, Objectives; Portfolio Theory Traditional Approach; Markowitz Portfolio Theory; Modern Approach  CAPM Model; Economic Value Added; Sharpe Single & Multi Index Model; Risk Adjusted Measure of Performance.

Part II: Strategic Management (40 Marks)
 10. Introduction to Management: An Overview of functions of management.
11. Introduction to Strategic Management: An Overview- Meaning & Process; Strategic Leadership; Functions and Importance for Professionals like Company Secretaries; Environmental Influences of Business-Characteristics and Components of Business Environment, Factors of Micro & Macro Environment of Business; Competitive Environment and Porter’s Five Force Model.
12. Business Policy and Formulation of Functional Strategy: Introduction to Business Policy; Framework of Strategic Management; Strategic Decision Model; Vision; Mission; Objectives and Goals; Strategic Levels of the Organization; Formulation of Functional Strategy-Formulation of Financial; Marketing; Production; Human Resource and Logistics strategies. 
13. Strategic Analysis and Planning: Situational Analysis, Strategic Choices-SWOT and TOWS Analysis; PERT (Programme Evaluation Review Technique) and CPM (Critical Path Method);Portfolio analysis-Boston Consulting Group (BCG) growthshare Matrix, Ansoff’s Product Growth Matrix, ADL Matrix and General Electric (GE) Model; Strategic Planning; Strategic Alternatives-Glueck and Jauch and Michael Porter’s Generic Strategies.
14. Strategic Implementation and Control: Issues in Strategy Implementation; Various Organizational Structures and Strategy Implementation; Leadership and its forms ; Strategic Change and Control.
15. Analysing Strategic Edge: Introduction to Business Process Reengineering; Concept of Benchmarking; Introduction to Total Quality Management and Six Sigma.