This course introduces the student to the essential elements of finance for business. Emphasis is placed on financial management, financial markets, and the tools, techniques, and methodologies used in making financial decisions. Topics include: Financial planning, working capital management, capital budgeting, long term financing, and international finance.
Identify the decision-making factors in lease versus buy.
Evaluate effective working capital management techniques.
Evaluate alternative capital projects.
Identify the effect of financing strategies on cost of capital.
Calculate the weighted average cost of capital of a firm.
Compare and contrast initial public offering and merger and acquisitions growth strategies.
Describe the factors that contribute to foreign exchange risk.
Compare and contrast methods to mitigate foreign exchange rate risk.
Analyze the effect of globalization on financial decisions.
Prepare a cash budget.
Perform a break-even analysis.
Calculate present value and future value of cash flows.
Describe the relationship between strategic planning and financial planning.
Introduction to Finance and Analysis
Explain how financial markets work in the United States.
Define basic financial terminology.
Assess the role of ethics and compliance in the finance environment.
Evaluate financial performance using financial ratios.
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