National University




FIN443 Working Capital Management

Lead Faculty: Dr. Gurdeep Kumar Chawla

Course Description

A course emphasizing the management of current assets and current liabilities, it covers planning a firm's overall level of liquidity, stressing cash management and credit policies. Also discussed are selected topics such as bank relations, factoring, and secured inventory financing.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate comparative working capital management policies and their impact on the firm's profitability, liquidity, risk and operating flexibility.
  • Evaluate the importance of effective working capital management and its role in meeting the firm's strategic objectives and its impact in value creation.
  • Investigate funds flow cycles and their impact on working capital management objectives.
  • Plan analytical skills, tools and techniques to enhance the decision-making process.
  • Plan analytical skills, tools and techniques to enhance the decision-making process.
  • Compare and contrast the relative merits of alternative working capital policies and the likely short-term and long-term impact on the firm.
  • Formulate appropriate working capital management policies to achieve corporate objectives.
  • Apply corporate cash management, accounts receivable management, bank relations, and inventory management techniques to maximize the share holders' value.
  • Write a plan for a balanced integration of cash, credit and other short-term topics and policies.
  • Formulate and integrate an extended treatment on international working capital topics.

Prerequisite