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Strategic Financial Management

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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.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Ethics and Strategic Financial Planning

    • Identify components of the financial portion of an organization's strategic plan.
    • Summarize the role of a firm's financial manager.
    • Describe the role of business ethics in strategic financial planning.

    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.

    Working Capital Strategies and Cash Flow

    • Analyze the effect of short-term working capital strategies on long-term strategic planning.
    • Develop a firm's statement of cash flows.
    • Create the financial portion of an organization's strategic plan. 
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