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Course Description

Students learn essential tools to understand and analyze financial information and financing strategies for ongoing and new business ventures. This course is designed for those who will be participating in the decision-making processes of a small to large size business organization either as an analyst or an operating manager. Major topics covered include financial analysis and management, time value of money, interpreting financial statements and their analysis, cash flow analysis, capital budgeting, project evaluation, financial decision making, and valuing an existing or new venture. In addition to the practical application of financial theory, you will be asked to solve several business case studies.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Read and analyze balance sheets.
  • Plan and evaluate financial performance.
  • Manage financial growth, marketing, and operations.
  • Understand the present value and future value of multiple cash flows.
  • Engage with capital budgeting methods and techniques.
  • Solve a variety of business case studies.

Prerequisites

Basic Algebra. Upper division standing.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Type
Class
Days
M
Time
12:30PM to 1:50PM
Dates
Sep 27, 2021 to Nov 29, 2021
Campus
UCSB Campus
Building
South Hall
Room
Room 1430
Type
Online
Days
W
Time
12:30PM to 2:00PM
Dates
Sep 29, 2021 to Dec 01, 2021
Campus
Web-based Instruction
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Location
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $1,100.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Credit
4 units
Instructors
Section Notes

Late Registrations Notice: 

Self enrollment will be available until 11:59PM PT of the second business day after the 1st class session (i.e. If the first class starts on Thursday, self-enrollment is open until the following Monday at 11:59PM).  If you wish to enroll after that time, please contact PaCE Support at help@professional.ucsb.edu

 

How to Access Your Online Course:

 

One business day after enrollment but no sooner than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email. Please note that you will not be able to access your online course until all the steps highlighted in that email are complete.
 


Required Textbook(s):
Students are required to purchase the textbook(s) assigned by the instructor.  The instructor will provide details to the class prior to the course start date with instructions for purchasing the textbook and McGraw Hill access directly from the publisher at a discounted rate.

 

In addition, there is an optional (not-required) text for those students wishing to refresh their skills:
Title: Financial Intelligence: A Manager’s Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean (FIM)
Authors: Karen Berman, Joe Knight, John Case
ISBN: 978-1-4221-4411-4

 

 

No refunds after 10/11/21