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Finance 104: Financial Management
Various; distance learning format
24 hours (15 weeks)
February 2016 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the implementation of a financial management system and the role of a financial manager; calculate present values of investments, investment performance, and overall valuation of investments; determine how to make investment decisions based on the CAPM, interest rates, and cost-benefit analysis; analyze cash flow to prepare a cash flow statement for decision making and calculate the cost of capital; understand capital requirements, bonds, and fixed assets, and how they influence market conditions; explain dividend yields, stock repurchases, rate of returns, and systematic and unsystematic risks; describe the process of creating a financial plan and budget for a business, including capital budgeting and cash budgeting; and evaluate financial statements using important fiscal ratios, valuation, and forecasting.
The course is self-paced. Instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: framework of financial systems; introduction to valuation; rules for making investment decisions; real options valuation; cash flow analysis; cost of capital overview; financing and capital structure; payout policy; capital structure and investment decisions; financial planning and budgeting; and how to analyze financial statements.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Financial Management, Introduction to Finance, Principles of Finance, or Basic Finance (2/17).