Topic outline

  • General description

    This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental issues of financial management and to the quantitative techniques used to address them. This course will consider questions of concern for both corporate financial managers and investments managers. When students have successfully completed this course, they should be able to: 1. Identify the role and the objectives of the financial manager and recognize the different types of business organizations; 2. Apply time value of money concepts to complex cash flow scenarios; 3. Evaluate alternative techniques for analyzing project opportunities and budgeting capital; 4. Manage the components of working capital to minimize the cost of carrying current assets and the cost of short-term borrowing; 5. Understand the different the kinds of leases as a source of medium-term financing; 6. Estimate the cost of debt, preferred stock, and common stock as sources of capital; 7. Perform financial statement analysis for the purposes of evaluating and forecasting in financial management.