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Financial Management In The Energy Sector

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This course applies corporate finance concepts to make management decisions in the energy sector. Students analyze the financial merit of opportunities in renewable and non-renewable energy sources. Other topics include cash flows, business valuation, working capital, capital budgets, government sources, long-term financing, risk analysis and management, and financial planning.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Long-Term Financing

    • Select enterprise or project financing by evaluating strategic and regulatory constraints.
    • Explain the role and effects of hedges in the energy industry.
    • Explain the types and main features of long-term debt including leasing.
    • Determine the effect of dividend policy on stock price.

    Financial Planning

    • Analyze the effect of price setting on capital budgeting.
    • Explain the methods, pitfalls, and benefits of capital rationing.
    • Create a financial plan for an energy project.

    Foundations of Finance in the Energy Sector

    • Identify the 12 principles that are foundational to corporate finance.
    • Compare and contrast the market value of an asset or liability with the book value.
    • Identify the unique financial characteristics of the energy industry.

    Capital Budgeting in the Energy Sector

    • Apply ranking techniques used in capital budgeting decisions.
    • Calculate the cost of capital for a firm and for individual capital projects.
    • Analyze a capital project’s present value and internal rate of return based on expected future net cash flows.

    Managing Energy Sector Assets and Working Capital

    • Describe the importance of the cash conversion cycle, including accounts receivable and inventory, to working capital management.
    • Identify sources and uses of short-term financing.
    • Determine credit policies considering applicable regulatory constraints in the energy sector.
    • Use revenue estimation techniques for regulated projects in the energy sector.

    Business Valuation and Cost of Capital Estimation

    • Determine the intrinsic value of debt and equity instruments using valuation techniques.
    • Apply the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Discounted Cash Flow model to calculate a business’s required rate of return.
    • Analyze how markets adjust for risk.
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