Course Summary
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This is a self-paced course. Students have 60 days with 30 days extension (if needed) to complete
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 principles of finance

Learning Outcomes:

  • describe the operating environment of the firm, the role of financial institutions, and the structure of the capital markets and explain their impact on the financial performance of the firm
  • interpret financial statements and financial ratios
  • explain the time value of money and calculate future value and present value for single and multiple cash flows
  • describe the characteristics of capital market instruments including stocks, bonds, and money market instruments
  • explain the capital budgeting process and the basic elements of working capital management
  • describe the sources of long-term capital and its importance to sustaining operations

General Course Topics:

  • Goals and organizations of financial management
  • Statements, taxes, and cash flow
  • Analyzing financial statements
  • Forecasting financial statements
  • Time value of cash flows
  • Bond valuation
  • Stock valuation
  • Risk and return
  • Market efficiency and returns
  • Cost of capital
  • Capital structure
  • The role of risk in capital budgeting
  • Obtaining capital
  • Working capital management
  • Dividends and dividend policy
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

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