Course Summary
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Self-Paced (61 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 principles of finance


The course objective is to learn how to use financial concepts such as the time value of money, pro forma financial statements, financial ratio analysis, capital budgeting analysis, capital structure, and the cost of capital. This course will also provide an introduction to bonds and stocks. Upon completion of this course, you will understand financial statements, cash flow, time value of money, stocks and bonds, capital budgeting, ratio analysis, and long-term financing, and apply these concepts and skills in business decisions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • to explain the objectives of the financial manager
  • differentiate the forms of organizational structure and their impact on financial decisions
  • utilize time value of money concepts to make financial decisions
  • demonstrate the methods used by companies to make capital budgeting decisions
  • illustrate the relationship between risk and return in financial valuation
  • implement the principles and tools of working capital management
  • compare and contrast the characteristics of debt and equity in a firm's capital structure
  • construct financial statements and perform ratio analysis
  • examine the legal and ethical issues that arise in the field of finance.

General Topics:

  • This course includes the following units: introduction to finance
  • Financial statements and financial analysis
  • Working capital management
  • Time value of money
  • Stocks, bonds, and financial markets
  • Capital budgeting techniques
  • Risk, return, and the CAPM
  • Corporate capital structure
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

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

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • proctored final exam

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials