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.


Basic Algebra. Upper division standing.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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3:30PM to 5:00PM
Jan 05, 2021 to Mar 18, 2021
Web-based Instruction
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • 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

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) below prior to the first class meeting. Textbooks can be purchased from the vendor of your choice.

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 Manager’s 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 1/11/21