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Course Description

Students learn essential tools to understand and to 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 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
Online
Days
Th, T
Time
6:00PM to 7:30PM
Dates
Oct 08, 2020 to Dec 15, 2020
Campus
Web-based Instruction
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Location
  • Web-based Instruction
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $1,100.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Credit
4 units
Instructors
Section Notes

Fall '20 Online: Class will run at the posted times via Zoom.  Link to Zoom meeting room and additional course materials will be posted to the course page in Gauchospace.

Textbook:

Analysis for Financial Management either the 11th or 12th edition – Robert C. Higgins ISBN: 978-0-07-786178-7

In addition, there is an optional and added text but not required: Financial Intelligence: A Managers Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean (FIM)

The optional text will be very helpful for those with limited finance/accounting background

  • Updated version
  • Karen Berman, Joe Knight, John Case
  • ISBN: 978-1-4221-4411-4

No refunds after 04/20/2020

Type
Online
Days
T, Th
Time
3:30PM to 5:00PM
Dates
Jan 05, 2021 to Mar 18, 2021
Campus
Web-based Instruction
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Location
  • Web-based Instruction
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $1,100.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Credit
4 units
Section Notes

Fall '20 Online: Class will run at the posted times via Zoom.  Link to Zoom meeting room and additional course materials will be posted to the course page in Gauchospace.

Textbook:

Analysis for Financial Management either the 11th or 12th edition – Robert C. Higgins ISBN: 978-0-07-786178-7

In addition, there is an optional and added text but not required: Financial Intelligence: A Managers Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean (FIM)

The optional text will be very helpful for those with limited finance/accounting background

  • Updated version
  • Karen Berman, Joe Knight, John Case
  • ISBN: 978-1-4221-4411-4

No refunds after 04/20/2020