finsb571 | Graduate

Small Business Finance

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This course applies finance concepts to make management decisions for a small or start up business. Students learn methods to evaluate financial alternatives and manage working capital. Other topics include cash flows, business valuation, due diligence, capital budgets, short-and long-term financing.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Foundations of Finance

    • Discuss principles of foundational corporate finance.
    • Contrast accounting net income and cash flows.
    • Compare the market value of an asset or liability with the book value.

    Ratio and Financial Analyses

    • Differentiate among forms of financial statements applicable to small business.
    • Assess the health of the business through ratio analysis.

    Working Capital

    • Describe the cash conversion cycle and its importance to working capital management.
    • Identify sources and uses of short-term financing.
    • Evaluate the effect business policies have on accounts receivable and inventories.

    Capital Budgets

    • Analyze capital budgeting decisions based on appropriate principles and techniques.
    • Analyze a capital project’s present value based on expected future net cash flows.
    • Apply the Capital-Asset-Pricing Model to calculate a business’s required return.

    Long-Term Financing

    • Outline a method for managing capital structure.
    • Compare leasing with debt or equity finance.
    • Explain the types and main features of long-term debt.

    Financial Planning

    • Create a financial plan.
    • Compare price-setting and capital rationing as tools for financial planning.
    • Summarize the effect of due diligence on financial decisions.
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