Financial Management In The Small Business – fin375 (3 credits)

This course focuses on the role that financial management plays in the development and sustainability of a small business. This course provides a detailed review of forecasting, budgeting, daily cash flow management techniques and monitoring financial performance. Specifically, students will address funding, debt management, cash-flow management, financial planning, and capital budgeting from the small business perspective.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Budgeting and Financial Statements

  • Perform a market analysis.
  • Summarize a typical business cycle for a small business.
  • Prepare a financial analysis using business financial statements.

Monitoring Financial Performance: Cash Flow Management

  • Analyze cash flow management options for small business.
  • Measure financial performance using business tracking tools, trend analyses, and problem-solving techniques.

Financial Planning and Growth

  • Identify short and long term financing tools for an existing business.
  • Analyze the dynamics of banking relationships that support the short and long term financial goals of an existing business.

Funding and Debt Management

  • Assess various venues for funding and debt management based on capital budgeting.
  • Develop a financial prospectus for a small business.


  • Develop financial planning goals and budgets for a small business.
  • Estimate revenue and expenses for a small business.
  • Determine the financial viability of a small business using ratio analyses.

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