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.

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.

Strategic Corporate Investments and Financial Decisions

  • 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.
  • Explain capital budgeting.

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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