Strategic Financial Management – fin486 (3 credits)
This course gives students the opportunity to integrate previously learned finance and accounting concepts and practices to contemporary business strategies, while improving financial decision-making and problem-solving skills. In addition, students will examine real-world financial management scenarios in order to apply best practices resulting in increased value for various types of organizations.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
Strategic Corporate Investments and Financial Decisions
- Explain capital budgeting.
- Analyze the use of capital budgeting techniques in strategic financial management.
- Evaluate the effect of cost of capital on a firm's long-term financial decisions.
Working Capital Strategies and Cash Flow
- Create the financial portion of an organization's strategic plan.
- Analyze the effect of short-term working capital strategies on long-term strategic planning.
- Develop a firm's statement of cash flows.
Ethics and Strategic Financial Planning
- Summarize the role of a firm's financial manager.
- Describe the role of business ethics in strategic financial planning.
- Identify components of the financial portion of an organization's strategic plan.
Strategic Financial Statement Analysis
- Calculate ratios for pro-forma statements and financial statement analysis.
- Identify long-term financing needs using pro-forma financial statements.
- Perform financial statement analysis.
Corporate Risk Mitigation and Financing
- Identify areas of risk in financial management.
- Explain corporate risk mitigation techniques in capital budgeting.
- Analyze the effect of a firm's capital structure on strategic financial planning and risk.
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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.