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The course is a survey course in financial management. Basic concepts such as security markets, interest rates, taxes, and risk/return valuation models are discussed as well as how financial management can be used to help maximize the value of a firm or household.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:
- Evaluating the relationship between management and stockholders relative to shareholder wealth.
- Describing and evaluating the forms of business organizations and their financial impact.
- Evaluating and applying capital budget models in business investment decisions.
- Evaluating and describing the characteristics of money and capital markets as sources of short-term and long-term funding.
- Evaluating and analyzing the components of interest rate.
- Performing financial projections in business financial planning.
- Evaluating financial leverage and financial risk relative to the firm.
- Evaluating corporate governance and ethics.
- Analyzing the relationship between risk and return in relations to portfolio management.
- Analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting financial statements and ratios as indicators for performance assessments and comparisons.
- Calculating free Cash flows and performing valuation of assets.
- Assessing the need for working capital management.
- Analyzing the characteristics of Bonds and common stocks.
- Evaluating and analyzing the different types of taxes.
- Understanding variations in capital structure among firms relative to risk.
- Analyzing dividend policy and the mechanics of dividend payments.