National University




FIN501 Finance Fundamentals

Lead Faculty: Dr. Farhang Mossavar-Rahmani

Course Description

This course is an introduction to finance for students with knowledge of accounting fundamentals but with no previous exposure to the subject of finance. Topics in this two-week course include security markets, time value of money, short-term and long-term financing, and working capital management. Grading is S or U only.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the nature and importance of financial management for decision-making.
  • Apply the concept of time value of money in evaluating various financing alternatives.
  • Utilize the concept of working capital in analyzing the stability of the company.
  • Understand and apply the concepts of cash and marketable securities management.
  • Comprehend and apply the concepts of Accounts Receivable and Inventory management.