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.
Compare and contrast methods to mitigate foreign exchange rate risk.
Analyze the effect of globalization on financial decisions.
Describe the factors that contribute to foreign exchange risk.
Compare and contrast initial public offering and merger and acquisitions growth strategies.
Calculate the weighted average cost of capital of a firm.
Identify the effect of financing strategies on cost of capital.
Working Capital Management and Capital Budgeting
Identify the decision-making factors in lease versus buy.
Analyze risks associated with capital projects.
Evaluate alternative capital projects.
Evaluate effective working capital management techniques.
Calculate present value and future value of cash flows.
Perform a break-even analysis.
Prepare a cash budget.
Describe the relationship between strategic planning and financial planning.
Introduction to Finance and Analysis
Evaluate financial performance using financial ratios.
Assess the role of ethics and compliance in the finance environment.
Explain how financial markets work in the United States.
Define basic financial terminology.
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