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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

UPI Study, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Finance 204: Financial Management

Course Category: 
Length: 

Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Location: 
Various; distance learning format.
Dates: 

March 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze the global financial system, including the interplay between financial markets and institutions, and understand the strategic role of financial managers in corporate environments; evaluate and interpret financial statements, applying financial ratios and cash flow analysis for informed financial decision-making; assess investment opportunities and risks, aligning decisions with corporate financial strategies and objectives; explore financing options and capital structure decisions, understanding their impacts on organizational valuation and risk profiles; and develop skills in budget management, financial forecasting, and strategic planning, recognizing the influence of global financial environments on domestic financial strategies.

Instruction: 

The course is self-paced. Instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes, assignments and a proctored final exam. Major topics include the Structure of Financial Systems; Fundamentals of Valuation; Investment Decision Guidelines; Assessing Real Options; Analysis of Cash Flows; Understanding the Cost of Capital; Approaches to Financing and Capital Structure; Dividend Policies and Strategies; Market Efficiency and Investment Returns; Strategic Financial Planning and Budgeting; and Financial Statement Interpretation.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate/certificate degree category, in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Accounting, Business, Management, Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Economics, Business Ethics, Personal Finance, or Business Administration (1/24).

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