Finance For Business – fin370 (3 credits)

This course introduces the student to the essential elements of finance for business. Emphasis is placed on financial management, financial markets, and the tools, techniques, and methodologies used in making financial decisions. Topics include: Financial planning, working capital management, capital budgeting, long term financing, and international finance.

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.

Long-Term Financing

  • Compare and contrast initial public offering and merger and acquisitions growth strategies. 
  • Identify the effect of financing strategies on cost of capital.
  • Calculate the weighted average cost of capital of a firm.

International Finance

  • Describe the factors that contribute to foreign exchange risk.
  • Compare and contrast methods to mitigate foreign exchange rate risk.
  • Analyze the effect of globalization on financial decisions.

Financial Planning

  • Prepare a cash budget.
  • Perform a break-even analysis.
  • Calculate present value and future value of cash flows.
  • Describe the relationship between strategic planning and financial planning.

Introduction to Finance and Analysis

  • Explain how financial markets work in the United States.
  • Define basic financial terminology.
  • Assess the role of ethics and compliance in the finance environment.
  • Evaluate financial performance using financial ratios.

Working Capital Management and Capital Budgeting

  • Evaluate effective working capital management techniques.
  • Evaluate alternative capital projects.
  • Analyze risks associated with capital projects.
  • Identify the decision-making factors in lease versus buy.

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