Introduction To Finance: Harvesting The Money Tree – fin200 (3 credits)

This course gives students an overview of finance concepts, terminology, and principles. It is an introduction to the role of finance in the business world. Topics covered include the relationship between finance and accounting, basic financial analysis and planning techniques, financial ratios, profit, cash flow, and sources of business financing.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Operating and Financial Leverage

  • Perform a break-even analysis.
  • Identify the uses and limitations of leverage.

Working Capital

  • Determine the relationship between long-term and short-term financing.
  • Evaluate alternative financing plans.

Current Asset Management

  • Describe the goals of cash management.
  • Demonstrate the effects of credit policy decisions.

Sources of Short-Term Financing

  • Identify sources of short-term financing.
  • Analyze short-term loan options.

Time Value of Money

  • Describe time value of money concepts.
  • Apply time value of money concepts to various scenarios.


  • Apply financial management concepts to applications.

Introduction to Financial Management and Review of Accounting

  • Describe the goals of financial management.
  • Interpret a statement of cash flows.

Financial Analysis

  • Discuss the usefulness of financial ratios.
  • Calculate financial ratios.

Financial Forecasting

  • Explain the need for financial forecasting.
  • Prepare pro forma financial statements.

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