|CLASS CODE:||B 301||CREDITS: 3|
|DIVISION:||BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION|
|GENERAL EDUCATION:||This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.|
|DESCRIPTION:||Part of the junior core for business majors. Covers financial statement analysis, cash management, capital structure, capital budgeting, short and long-term financial management, sources of financing, risk/return, dividend policy, and international finance. Basic mathematics of finance and spreadsheet software will be taught and used in the course.|
|TAUGHT:||Winter, Summer, Fall|
|CONTENT AND TOPICS:||This introductory course in financial management provides a basic foundation for other courses in finance and business management. The course is designed to help students develop an understanding of and ability to work with fundamental finance concepts. Basic mathematics of finance and spreadsheet software will be taught and used in the course. The class will emphasize ethical issues, communication skills, and interactive skills necessary for success in the business environment.
Topics covered in this course include financial statement analysis, leverage, working capital management, capital structure, capital budgeting, short and long-term financial management, sources of financing, time value of money, cost of capital, and much more.
|GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:||Understand financial statements.
Understand basic mathematics of finance: value of money, leverage, valuation, cost of capital, capital budgeting techniques, risk/return, and cash management.
Build skills in analysis of financial statements.
Develop real-world skills in spreadsheet modeling of basic concepts.
Develop problem-solving/group communications skills.
|REQUIREMENTS:||Objective tests, group presentations.|
|PREREQUISITES:||Successful completion of Pre-Business Core (B 220, B 275, IS 140, Econ 111, Econ 112, Acct 201, Acct 202, and Math 221) or instructor approval.|
|EFFECTIVE DATE:||August 2001|