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Working Capital Management

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This course covers the basics of working capital management with emphasis on how firms manage current assets and liabilities to ensure the organization has sufficient cash to pay day-to-day bills and meet short-term obligations. The balance between risk and return is emphasized. Some of the basic techniques of financial forecasting, accounts receivable, and inventory management will also be explored.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Working Capital and Financial Forecasting

    • Explain the optimal level of working capital.
    • Forecast short term cash flows.
    • Apply the percentage of sales method to pro forma statements.

    Short-Term Financing

    • Explain the matching approach in working capital financing.
    • Determine methods for obtaining short-term funds and stretching out accounts payable payments.
    • Compare aggressive, moderate, and conservative working capital policies.

    Accounts Receivable and Inventory Management

    • Analyze the Cash Flow Cycle.
    • Formulate strategies for Accounts Receivable Management.
    • Compare the costs and benefits of holding inventory.

    Cash Management Analysis and Techniques

    • Evaluate the relationship between risk and rate of return.
    • Explain the techniques of expediting collections and slowing down disbursements.
    • Create a cash budget.

    Tools for Working Capital Management

    • Explain the accounting and reporting processes as they relate to working capital.
    • Calculate working capital ratios.
    • Formulate management decisions and actions based on industry and company metrics for working capital.
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